I have been meaning for some time to make myself a set of late 18th century clothing to wear to longrifle culture events. As my weight has stabilized at a reasonably healthy level and I had the time due to the pandemic, I decided to get this project done. I made an 18th century English work shirt, some drop front breeches, and a 1770’s style waistcoat. The shirt was made of a blue checked cotton and completely hand sewn. I will not do that again; particularly since I need to make another, smaller, shirt. The breeches and waistcoat were mostly machine sewn with hand sewing for things like hems and button holes. I used natural cotton duck for the breeches and blue wool with a red cotton print lining for the waistcoat.
Shown here is a bison horn that I was provided by a client for engraving. I was asked to do something primitive, along the lines