This book was intended as a reference for theatrical costumers, and contains instructions for drafting patterns to a set of measurements for frock coats, tail coats, jackets, waistcoats, and trousers for each decade from 1830 to 1900. The earliest patterns are post Regency, but they are a good starting point to modify from.
Post by Goblin, esq. on Mar 13, 2008 16:03:14 GMT -5
You know what Goblin? I own both of these books and while they offer some good info he frustratingly skips the Regency period!
That is true, and very frustrating. I've generally used the 1830's patterns to draft something that will fit me, and then used The Cut of Men's Clothes or Federalist & Regency Costume: 1790-1819 to alter the shape to something more Regency-ish.