Monday, February 27, 2012
These babies will be non-functional and stupid large (though not as ridiculous as say the 1740s.) I may reduce the length of the interfacing slightly to have more to turn under, into the sleeve. Next time we start fitting the body.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Having just returned from an arduous journey to the colony of Pennsylvania, I thought I might post a small update.The buttonhole process is half done on the mid-18th century coat.
To be honest I haven't really decided how the cuffs and collar of this garment should look. Plenty of options out there. Mostly I am trying to decide how lazy I am. If my button supply holds out and I am a masochist I can add four buttons (and faux buttonholes) to each cuff. I guess that beats sailor-style cuffs that actually work.
So no need for a collar. This would even be a good excuse to leave the cuffs plain, but none of my other civilian coats have buttons so......
Wish I could stop thinking about the stripey waistcoat on Collet's Sergeant.