Make yourself a Dandy waistcoat!
In the 1830s and 40s, the Waistcoat was a highly individual garment. Express your individuality with rich and colorful fabrics — just be sure nobody sees the plain linen you used for the back!
Use our easy-to-follow pattern to make a Men's Waistcoat (Vest) for the 1830s through 1840s. Single- and double-breasted versions both included.
Fits chests 38" to 54". All sizes in one envelope.
Or order a 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.
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