Trousers: Camel coloured wool from some store in the fashion district, New York--so, from stash. Pattern: Drafted from the standard trousers pattern in R.I. Davis' Men's Garments 1830-1900. These pants are technically later than the 1810 date we were mostly going for, but Dan wanted long pants instead of breeches, and as he was willing to go Regency for the wedding I was willing to sew him long pants.
Vest: Maroon silk taffeta from Britex Fabrics; lining: black cotton from same. Pattern: Kannik's Korner man's waistoats 1790-1815.
Frock coat: Charcoal worsted wool from Britex Fabrics. Pattern: Drafted from Double-breasted Dress Coat pattern in R.I. Davis' Men's Garments 1830-1900. Again, this pattern was later than our target date, so I merged the front, side panel, and skirt to bring the date back.
Cravat: White cotton from an old pillow case. (Sewn the night before the wedding.)
|Once Dan's vest was done his whole "look"|
really came together. (The binder clip closure
would eventually be replaced with buttons.)
|Dan's first coat mock-up.|
|After his second mock-up I finally felt ready to cut out his |
fabric. I had just enough to self line the front.
|All together and conversing with our pastor before the ceremony.|
|The back view. I was extremely impressed with|
how his coat turned out.