Thursday, January 3, 2013

Helpful info for tailoring details...

I'm just putting this here as a helpful tool for us all. It's a great post by Hallie over At The Sign Of The Golden Scissors; 18th century button stands for menswear...or menswear-inspired ladies garments.
This tailoring tip will be especially helpful to me when I start Anders' late 1770s frock coat...after I finish those damn breeches :

French, Ensemble in yellow. ca. 1765, silk, metal.
Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

1 comment:

  1. Caitlin and I started the work on my 1730's British officer's uniform this weekend - this is an interesting idea that I had never heard of (although my pattern for a c. 1740 frock coat does in-essence cover the concept by suggesting backing both front edges with a wide piece of buckram or a couple of stacked pieces of heavy linen. Since I'm using very heavy melton wool that I'm backing in canvas (no, I'm not concerned about the heat in July in Vallejo Calif, thanks for asking ;-) - we've decided to forgo this step.


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