That's my first experience of making 18th century men's outfit and men's outfit in general. So that was really a challenge!
As for women's outfit I used guidance from:
136 hours of work for shirt, cravat, stockings, breeches, waistcoat and coat (justaucorps).
And as for women's outfit I'm really proud of the result:)
|Outfit has 87 buttons (52 of them are covered with embroidered silk fabric, the rest are metal buttons of the waistcoat) and 97 buttonholes.|
Although the outfit does not fall into any of the current challenges I use the description pattern.
What the item is: 18 century men's outfit (shirt, cravat, stockings, breeches, waistcoat and coat (justaucorps)).
Fabric: dupioni silk for justaucorps and breeches, embroidered dupioni silk for waistcoat and buttons, linen for waistcoat back and lining , cotton for justaucorps lining, cotton for the shirt, linen for the cravat.
Pattern: I made everything using guidance from:
Year: middle of the 18th century
Notions: lace for engageants, silk thread, cotton thread, 35 metal buttons for waistcoat, 52 wooden buttons to be covered with fabric, 3 buckles (for breeches and cravat).
How historically accurate is it? I believe the pattern is correct, and main materials are ok, but it's machine-sewn.
Hours to complete: 136
First worn: in August 2014 for the photoshoot.
Beautiful photoshoot you can see here:
About women's 18th century outfit: