Hi Judy and thank you for your response.
The boning is to ensure that they do stay up. I have made this set
out of stretch twill, and they are somewhat tight, but I have copied
another pair of gaiters and have not even sized them to the soldier
they are going on. The previous person who made them put in the
rigilene, and they have requested that I do it too, just to be sure.
I did a layer of twill and then a cotton lining. Along the seam, I
am installing the rigilene. These zip and do not button. I have
some wool knit coming in which I am going to felt, then see how much
stretch they have :-) It should be easier to work with than the
twill, and give a better fit.
THanks for the infor on the waistcoats. I am going to order both
patterns today to check them out and make up a small for a sample for
Thank you everyone who responded!!
pat in ct
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, "Judith Cataldo"
> > I am making leggings for some guys in the Governor's FootGuard and
> > need to put boning in to hold them up.
> I don't quite understand why you would need to put boning in
> Gaiters are usually made of a heavy fabric and fit tightly so they
> on their own. Some people use the duct tape method to get a good
> put a knee-hi nylon stocking over the persons stockinged foot
> will wear with the uniform) and cover snugly with duct tape. Cut
> tape covered nylon down the side and use this to adjust the pattern.
> Before any of us heard of this method we would fit in the more
> way using measurements to make the initial pattern and then fit
> button holes would go in along the one edge and then the buttons
> so the gaiters would fit tightly. Some units paint the gaiters to
> stiffer and waterproof. There are several ways to achieve this so
> are just 2 methods. I believe the Foot Guard wear 1/2 gaiters but
> some instructions at their site:
> > Also, some are looking for waistcoats. CAn anyone recommend a
> > pattern?? Are any of you familiar with the Foot Guard??
> You might check the info at http://www.18cnewenglandlife.org/
> I like the JP Ryan patterns http://www.jpryan.com/gentspatterns.html