JRWC - 1750's - 1770's Waistcoat. One size per pattern, 40-48" Chest. A mid-18th century waistcoat to be made in long or short versions, with or without sleeves, with three different center front lines, depending on period and personal preference. Suitable for 1750's - 1770's. This waistcoat pattern may be made up in a variety of ways: sleeved or sleeveless. long or short. The longer, sleeved version is most appropriate for earlier impressions, i.e. the French and Indian War period, whereas the shorter version is a correct length for the Revolutionary War period in America. You may also make a shorter sleeved waistcoat or a longer sleeveless waistcoat. Both sleeved and sleeveless waistcoats were worn in either period.
The waistcoat underwent an evolution in style similar to the coat. Early on in the century, the waistcoat was worn quite long, extending almost to the knees. As time progressed, the waistcoat became shorter and shorter, ending, at the close of the century, at the natural waistline.
This original waistcoat pattern is fashioned after three extant examples, one in the collection of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, one in the collection of The Smithsonian Institution, and another in the Cut of Men's Clothes, by Norah Waugh. Pattern excellent for Colonial Costume, Romance Era Costume, Regency Costume, Lewis and Clarke Era Costume, Wild West Costume, Fur Trade Era Costume, Colonial Military Costume, War of 1812 Military Costume, War of 1812 and Indian Wars costume, Pirates of the Caribbean, Johnny Depp Costume, Will Turner Costume, Orlando Bloom costume, Captain Barbossa’s Costume, Captain Jack Sparrow Costume, Golden Age of Piracy Costume, American revolutionary War costume, and Elizabeth Swann Costume, American revolutionary War costume. Pirates of the Caribbean Impression, cavalier or other pirate impression as well as period accurate colonial. Great for French Indian War, Louis and Clarke, Colonial, American Revolutionary War, King Louis French Court, Marie Antoinette, French Royalty, 1700's impression. Colonial, Georgian, American Revolutionary War, Indian Wars, War of 1820, Regency, Sense and Sensibility, Pirate Era, High Seas Era, East Indies Trading Era. Age of Chivalry. Age of Piracy, Colonial, Georgian.