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Patterns for Pyrate coats

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 3:01 pm
by Allan Harley
First an apology, this isn't my period but really want the full 18th century pirate/buccaneer costume.

Help please with fabric, accessories, patterns amounts of fabrics e.g how much fabric for a coat, for waistcoat etc..

Re: Patterns for Pyrate coats

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 4:44 pm
by Karen Larsdatter

Re: Patterns for Pyrate coats

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 4:52 pm
by Mad Mab
Karen Larsdatter wrote:Have you seen the Reconstructing History Golden Age of Piracy Patterns?


Would second this. I've made a couple of items from these patterns and I've found them to be well researched and easy to follow (and I only seriously started making clothes (as opposed to stage costume) a couple of years ago and am completely self taught) with instructions for both machine and period construction, types of material, lengths needed and advice on decoration, not to mention advice on period stitches. They cost a bit more than your butterick or simplicity patterns but all sizes are included in the one set and you get all that extra information. :D
mab

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 12:07 am
by Foxe
Yup, if you want to go for naf Hollywood gear then there's a million and one places to go, but if you want to do it right then go to Reconstructing History.

If you're new to the era and do want to do it right then you also need to bear in mind that 75% of the ideas usually associated with "pirate" clothing come from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:39 am
by Tuppence
and to look at the cut of clothing in general, check out books by jean hunnisett (sp?) and norah waugh

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 3:04 pm
by Jenn
You could ask Vic or Gary - who does a rather good Blackbeard

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 3:04 pm
by Jenn
You could ask Vic or Gary - who does a rather good Blackbeard

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 5:09 pm
by kate/bob
I've just made a pirate-like coat for Rob (of Wm Stanley fame). I used a simplicity pattern that you can get from ordinary fabric shops. It's in the dressing up section and looks a bit cheesey, but if you make it using proper fabric then it makes up beautifully.

Please don't make a black wool one though or you and Rob will be twins and that would never do!!!