RH931 — 1850s-1900s Clerical Waistcoat


Victorian Men’s Waistcoat sewing pattern



Nice Weskit, Vicar!

Get a different vest to wear with your priest’s collar.  We have the solution.  This is our pattern for a Clerical Waistcoat as worn by English clergy from the 1850s through the early 1900s.  Button front and high gorge, the small stand collar leaves just enough of an opening through which to glimpse your identifying collar.

Fits chests 38″-54″ with instructions for making the pattern fit larger sizes. All sizes are included in one envelope. Embellishment suggestions, historical notes and period tailoring techniques included.

Suggested Fabrics:
linen for lining
heavy linen or canvas for interlining and back

Yardage Requirements:
2 yds at least 45″ wide
(1 yard each if making plain linen back)

buttons for front closure
buttonhole floss

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Additional information

Weight 115 g
Type of Product

Paper Pattern, Downloadable


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