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Psychedelic 18C Waistcoat

A new blog post?! What is this madness?!

Crazy though it may seem, it is in fact true. Today's post is going to cover something I first posted over on the 'gram back in March, and was one of the many, many things I made this year that never ended up on here.


I got this fabric back in November 2018 as part of a mega enormous prize bundle of fabric, and I knew from the get-go that I wanted to make it into an 18th Century inspired waistcoat. I'd been fixating on 18th Century tailoring for a while, and a waistcoat seemed like a much easier project to start off with than a big ol' skirted frock coat. And a very obviously non-period accurate fabric meant I wouldn't feel so obliged to stick rigidly to a historic pattern, which makes things that little bit easier when attempting to draft a pattern.

I had originally thought I'd be making this waistcoat to form part of a three-piece suit, to go with a jacket I made about a year ago (and still haven't quite finished. Dam…

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