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The Icream Prince!

Added Feb 27, 2011

by katexxxxxx

Sittingbourne, U...






18th C man’s suit in embroidered silk and plain silk, with lace and braid applied by hand.

Material Notes

The coat is lined with silk, the breeches with linen, and the waistcoat with cotton sateen. The coat and waistcoat are from a JP Ryan pattern, the breeches from a Period Impressions pattern




Garment Type
Evening Wear
Cotton, Lace/Sequins, Linen, Silk, Taffeta

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    Feb 28, 2011, 10.48 AMby bjr99

    You are right Kate. JP Ryan and Wingeo are good patterns. Half the battle in making historically accurate garments is a good patten. Also, there is the need to understand the historical garments. I was quite confused by the first pair of Breeches I made. I couldn’t figure out why the seat was so baggy! It wasn’t until one of the re enactors showed me that the bending ease was in the seat and not in the knees like modern day pants. Then the whole thing made perfect sense. It was one of those Duh moments :-)

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      Feb 28, 2011, 08.40 PMby katexxxxxx

      There are several patterns out there that purport to be accurate, but are, basically, a waste of paper. I use patterns when there’s a good one, but I also draft my own for this stuff. Janet Arnold and Nora Waugh are the ones to follow for that.

      The best instructions for putting the binding on fall front breeches are the sleeve placket instructions in David Page Coffin’s Shirtmaking book!

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    Feb 27, 2011, 09.20 PMby bjr99

    All four of your recent project post are wonderful. You do fabulous work.

    Have to say that is is a small world. I make Revolutionary War garments for JP Ryan"s cousin and his regiment here in New York.

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      Feb 27, 2011, 10.17 PMby katexxxxxx

      Thank you.

      I’ve tried several patterns, but the JP Ryan and the Wingeo patterns seem to be the best.

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    Feb 27, 2011, 07.53 AMby elguanche

    I love it!!

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      Feb 27, 2011, 10.19 PMby katexxxxxx

      Thanks! Me too…

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