Make a Dandy Victorian vest!
The waistcoat (or vest) had long been the display garment upon which a gentleman showed his good taste and devotion to luxury. But by the 1850s and 60s, the waistcoat was becoming a more subdued piece of clothing, made in checks and stripes to match the trousers. By the late 1860s, the waistcoat was an essential part of the three-piece lounge suit with all three garments made from the same fabric.
Use our easy-to-follow pattern to make a Men's Waistcoat (Vest) for the 1850s through 1900s. 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.
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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