RH919P - 1830s-1900 Trousers for the Prosperously-Bellied Gent sewing pattern
RH919P - 1830s-1900 Trousers for the Prosperously-Bellied Gent sewing pattern
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RH919P - 1830s-1900 Trousers for the Prosperously-Bellied Gent sewing pattern

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Big belly? No problem! Prosperously-Bellied Gentlemen need proper Victorian trousers too!

In the 19th century, trousers went from the simple leg coverings of farmers to the proper evening wear of the aristocracy. They changed slightly over the decades of the 19th century, to where men are still wearing basically the same thing today.

Specifically and meticulously drafted for our more generously-proportioned gentleman customers, based on extant examples and period tailor's manuals, you can use our pattern to make fabulous men's trousers circa 1830-1900, including the early version's instep strap and the later shaped bottoms.

Fits waists 44"-62". 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: 4 yds at least 60" wide for outer material, lining, & interlining

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