Mount up and look lovely!
In the middle of the 18th century, a beautiful outfit can be seen on ladies depicted in outdoor scenes. This is the Lady’s Riding Outfit. Styled after men’s fashionable dress, the Riding Outfit was not worn only for equestrian pursuits but for all types of outdoor activities. Indeed even when a lady traveled in a coach, she often wore a Riding Outfit. Although far more elegant, it was the velour track suit of its day.
Our easy-to-use pattern, based on extant and pictorial examples, helps you make your own 1730s through 1760s Lady's Riding Outfit (also worn when traveling). Coat can have regular or mariner's cuffs, back waist seam or seamless back, fold-down collar or collarless. Petticote instructions also included.
Fits busts 30½"-48" and waists 23"-41". All sizes in one envelope.
Also included are assembly instructions, embellishment suggestions, and the extensive historical notes you've come to expect from Reconstructing History.
Suggested Fabrics: wool or silk, lightweight silk or linen for lining, medium to heavy linen for interlining
Notions: thread; braid, lace or cording to taste; up to 30 buttons for front, side, cuffs & pockets; buttonhole floss; twill tape or other narrow ware for waistband(s)
Jacket 2 yds 60" or 3 yds 45" wide; lining 2 yds 60" or 3 yds 45" wide; interlining 2 yds 60" or 3 yds 45" wide
Petticote 2-3 yds 60" or 3 yds 45" wide; lining 2-3 yds 60" or 3 yds 45" wide