RH918 — 1830s-50s Pantaloons sewing pattern
RH918 — 1830s-50s Pantaloons sewing pattern
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RH918 — 1830s-50s Pantaloons sewing pattern

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Make fashionably skinny trousers!

Pantaloons grew out of a trend to cut trousers as close to the leg as possible, in effect a hybrid of the new style of trousers and the formerly fashionable close-fitting breeches. Pantaloons replaced breeches for formal wear early in the 19th century. In the 1850s, pantaloons were replaced by trousers for evening wear.

Use our pattern, based on extant examples and period tailor's manuals, for men's pantaloons circa 1830-1850. Includes the calf-length buttoned style and instructions for an ankle-length version with instep strap.

Fits waists 28"-50". 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; cotton or linen for lining

Notions: thread; buttonhole floss; 10 - 5/8” buttons for waistband; 5 - 5/8” buttons for fly closure (optional)

Yardage Requirements: outer material 3 yards at least 36” wide; lining 3 yards at least 36” wide

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