Saturday, December 3, 2011

L'Art du Tailleur

I find this diagram intriguing. All of these different types of interfacing were common in mid-18th century coats. According to M. de Garsault, the tail padding was out of fashion by the 1770's. Equally interesting is the center back pleat--a big gash in the coat that somehow needs to be hidden after it is all folded up.

I haven't gotten to the level where I make my own buckram yet. As a substitute, hemp canvas with the sizing in it is almost as good. Also, the horsehair material ("crin" in French,) is hard to get, but there is modern goat hair and wool canvas called Hymo, which I can get. Time to get online and spend some $$$$.

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