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Postby JC Milwr » Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:18 pm

Yup, it's that time of year again!
This year I want to cross-dress (restrain your gasps of horror please). Pattern recommendations for mens clothes for golden age of piracy?

I was probably going to get 'em from Reconstructing History, but are there many good ones in the UK?

Also, what age would boys be breeched? (Bloomin kids ;))


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Postby seamsmistress » Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:56 pm

Can't help with UK pattern info, but in the 18th C boys were usually breeched around the age of 6 years. Sometimes earlier, sometimes a bit later, lots of letters tell us that it was pretty much based on family tradition.......



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Postby GoF » Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:15 pm

Take a look at www.gentlemenoffortune.com for ideas


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Postby Cat » Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:16 pm

YAYYYYY! Welcome to the Bob side. You were a lovely redcoat-y type last year.
Do lots of Googling, bind your heaving bosoms and make sure everything fits fairly tightly, (waistcotes etc lace up the back to get a smooth front fit, leastways ours do!), frock coats are quite fitted to the low waist, then flare out a lot and move with you (I've had to take mine in, it was too much like a banyan.)
Tricornes are fairly easy to get hold of. I just need to change my britches now, 'cos I'm still using Civil War ones and they're 90 years too early for the rest of my kit.

I tried to adapt a 1600s woman-kit for GAOP, but looked at the stays needed and decided not to proceed any further...it just looked like cobbled Tudor kit!


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Postby steve stanley » Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:40 pm

All depends how posh you want to be...The Anne Bonney route with trousers & a seamen's jacket is as valid.......
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Postby JC Milwr » Thu May 14, 2009 3:57 pm

So, piraty waistcoats. I heard that canvasy waistcoats were good. so I've got some fustian canvas to make them. A couple of questions though. Would they be lined? Would the back and front be made of the same material? I've also heard that they can have a back lacing to get a good fit. How would this be attached, buttons, loops or eyelets?

Thanks anyone!


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Postby Grymm » Thu May 14, 2009 5:15 pm

Most of the laced backs I've seen are worked eyelets usually with a tight button hole stitch either side of CB.
The back is usually an inch or two shorter than the front.


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Postby Eric the well read » Thu May 14, 2009 5:16 pm

JC Milwr wrote: How would this be attached, buttons, loops or eyelets?


Every one I've seen has been eyeleted
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