Versatility in a 1740s Waistcoat? Absolutely!
Our easy-to-use pattern makes a Men's Waistcoat, circa 1740s-1760s, sleeved or sleeveless. In the early 18th century, frock coats began to be worn open, showing off the waistcoat beneath more and more. We used extant garments and the pictorial record to make our pattern. Put our knowledge to work!
Fits chests 34" to 54". 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, heavyweight silk; lightweight silk or linen for lining; heavy linen or canvas for interlining
Notions: thread; up to 20 buttons for front closure; buttonhole floss
Yardage Requirements: 3 yds at least 45" wide