Sunday, September 8, 2013
Bad news: the company that produces the collar eagles for the Oxford Light Infantry uniform no longer make them. Thank the FSM, I know one of the best period metal smiths in the country. Ward Oles of At The Eastern Door makes fantastic 17th and 18th century trade goods. He copied some of my orphaned 18th century sleeve links, and can hopefully rescue me with some eagles. Stay tuned.
first. I find myself referring to these earlier photos often.
Next, the outside leg seams are done and the waistband goes on. That way, all the fitting can be done in the crouch and inside leg seams. With my corkscrew legs and the high waist, this is essential.