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Napoleonic Patterns

Postby John Waller » Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:18 pm

So having bought up enough grey wool to cover a football pitch we now need to turn them into british infantry trousers. Can anyone help with a suitable and accurate pattern or point me to a commercially available one? Any help gratefully received.

Also does anyone have an opinion on the Past Patterns redcoat pattern http://www.pastpatterns.com/040.html it seems well researched to me. Has anyone used it? Is anything better available?

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Re: Napoleonic Patterns

Postby Alice the Huswyf » Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:52 am

...and then I remembered that I had made some up. See inbox.


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Re: Napoleonic Patterns

Postby gar450 » Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:12 pm

May I ask where you have got your wool from - looking for grey wool to make regency trousers and cant find any!



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Re: Napoleonic Patterns

Postby steve stanley » Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:29 pm

Try a search for "fall front trouser"...by coincidence, I've been looking at some details for RevWar stuff and I'm sure I saw patterns...........


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Re: Napoleonic Patterns

Postby John Waller » Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:56 pm

gar450 wrote:May I ask where you have got your wool from - looking for grey wool to make regency trousers and cant find any!


We got ours from Lindy Pickard, trades as The Cloth Hall.


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Re: Napoleonic Patterns

Postby bigshep » Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:52 pm

John,

Try kanik korner patterns. They do a nice drop fronted trouser pattern 1796-1810 or so. Really easy to use with great instructions, even for a novice like myself. I have used it to make both my overalls and breeches for the regiment.

http://www.neheleniapatterns.com/englis ... hsite.html
in the regency/mens section



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Re: Napoleonic Patterns

Postby medievalpirate » Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:44 pm

......A quick question, how did you get on with the pattern & how easy was it to follow......


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UNFORTUNATELY THE CONCRETE IS STILL WET!

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Re: Napoleonic Patterns

Postby John Waller » Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:15 pm

My Mrs ended up taking a pattern from my white overalls and I have no idea what pattern they were from. End result was, I think, pretty good. As for how difficult? I have zero tailoring skills so have no idea. I think she hand sewed most, or all, of it.


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Re: Napoleonic Patterns

Postby medievalpirate » Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:31 pm

......Cheers, thought I'd ask anyway, not that I can do any of this 'sewing lark'......


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Re: Napoleonic Patterns

Postby John Waller » Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:06 pm

medievalpirate wrote:......Cheers, thought I'd ask anyway, not that I can do any of this 'sewing lark'......


I can do reasonable leatherwork and have knocked out a few Napoleonic hats but the very thought of cutting into a nice piece of broadcloth strikes me with terror. Respect to the good tailors out there.


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