Post by Goblin, esq. on May 27, 2008 15:09:47 GMT -5
I did not buy this pattern, but it was recommended to me at BayCon last weekend by the proprietor of AlterYears (alteryears.com/). Looking at the cover illustration, it appears to have a waist seam, making it closer to the end of the alleged period than the beginning.
Does anyone know anything about this pattern? At $10-15 it seems a lot less expensive than many out there.
I bought the pattern some years ago, Also from Janet ,when I was researching this time frame. I do have some notes someplace about it. If you would like to barrow the pattern and take a look at it, I'm more then happy to lend it out for review.
Generally I find Tailors Guilds to be light on tailoring and alterations instructions. So they work well for men with "coat hanger" bodies, but those with curvatures or those that want a better fit , often have to go back and rework the muslins a few times.
What I do remember is that the cut as well of the collar pattern were not very interesting. I should not fault the company for this to much given that most companies do not offer much in the way of styling for men. I think they consider mens & their outfits to be little more accessories to the ladies.
Post by Goblin, esq. on May 12, 2012 0:44:40 GMT -5
I recently bought a copy of this pattern, just out of curiosity. I am not terribly impressed.
There is indeed a waist seam, with separate front skirts that are very curved in a way that looks much later than the Regency. Also the body has separate side panels, which I am pretty sure did not exist before 1825 or so. There is also a dart at the waist.
The sleeves look modern to me, and the collar is no bigger than a modern suit collar.
The instructions seem reasonable, and include hand sewing where appropriate (top stitching, etc.) Hand-sewn buttonholes are encouraged, but the instructions for making them are sketchy at best.
The instructions are a cut above the "assemble the outer shell, assemble the lining, then sew the two together and invert" method of bag lining. They read a bit like they were written by a modern tailor, but these are not period techniques.
Thank you so much for the reviews. With so little information out there on men's attire in general, I'm so appreciative of the expertise of the gentlemen on this board who provide their opinions on patterns, etc.!