The Challenge: #15: White
Fabric: Ticken from Wm. Booth, Draper for the front and cotton muslin for the lining
Pattern: Kannick's Korner Man's Waistcoats pattern
Notions: Gutermann polyester thread, eight pewter buttons from Jas. Townsend
How historically accurate is it?: I'd say 50%. The fabrics are correct, the cut and style is correct, but most of the construction is not. Because I was pressed for time I had to cut a few corners, but I still did all of the necessary tailoring by hand.
Hours to Complete: 16
First Worn: The Jane Austen Festival in Louisville, KY
Total Cost: Including the pattern, $60
I have a few construction pictures, and I of course will include more pictures with my write-up of the Jane Austen Festival as a whole!
Tracing the pattern out
Everything is cut out and ready to go!
Padstitching the collar--with my handy stitch-checker! This was before I realized that I had soaked the other end in coffee, and frantically attempted to remove the stain. Lesson learned--spray and wash does nicely on ticken!
The waistcoat before collar, buttons, and buttonholes.
Here it is, in all its glory! See the dirt stain? At least I knew how to clean it from the coffee stain :)