Make yourself a Dandy waistcoat!
In the 1830s and 40s, the Waistcoat was a highly individual garment. Express your individuality with rich and colorful fabrics — just be sure nobody sees the plain linen you used for the back!
Use our easy-to-follow pattern to make a Men's Waistcoat (Vest) for the 1830s through 1840s. Single- and double-breasted versions both included.
Made to Measure pattern in your personal measurements.
Also included are assembly instructions, embellishment suggestions, and the extensive historical notes you've come to expect from Reconstructing History.
NOTE: the downloadable version of this pattern will not deliver immediately like our other downloads. Kass has to format it first. You will receive an email when your download is available.
Suggested Fabrics: silk or wool; linen or lightweight silk for lining; medium to heavy linen for interlining (optional); medium linen or cotton for back
Notions: thread, up to 20 buttons for front closure, buttonhole floss
Outer material 1 yd at least 45” wide
plain linen or cotton back 1 yd at least 45” wide
lining 1 yd at least 45” wide
interlining (optional) 1 yd at least 45” wide