RH151 - 1700's Colonial Riding Habit Pattern. Available in two size categories including Small - XXL available. 18th Century jacket with waistcoat and instructions for riding skirt. As in previous periods, the traditional riding habit consisted of a tailored jacket like a man's coat, worn with a high-necked shirt, a waistcoat, a petticoat, and a hat. Alternatively, the jacket and a false waistcoat-front might be a made as a single garment, and later in the period a simpler riding jacket and petticoat (without waiscoat) could be worn.
Another alternative to the traditional habit was a coat-dress called a joseph or riding coat (borrowed in French as redingote), usually of unadorned or simply trimmed woolen fabric, with full-length, tight sleeves and a broad collar with lapels or revers. The redingote was later worn as an overcoat with the light-weight chemise dress. (We sell the Chemise Dress Pattern Seperately). A fine example of this is Lady Worsley. "Lady Worsley wears a red riding habit with military details, copying those of the uniform of her husband's regiment (he was away fighting the American rebels) on the cutaway coat and a buff waistcoat, 1776." Wikipedia reference: (Sir Joshua Reynolds, Lady Worsley. 1776. Lady Worsley wears a riding habit. Oil on canvas. 236 x 144 sm. Earl and Countess of Harewood, Harewood House, Yorkshire, UK.)
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.