New Pattern Releases
- Finally the military coatee patterns we've been waiting for from Past
Patterns are released. Five Rivers is carrying them; however, due to our
website changing over as of January 1 to a more efficient and user-friendly
system (featuring multi-currency display options), they are unavailable for
display at the moment. Any queries that arise because of this post should be
directed to info@....
This shell pattern may be used for military patterns circa 1796-1809. This
includes patterns for the Lewis and Clark bicentennial celebrations. The
pattern is based on U.S. Army correspondence between 1803-1805 from the
National Archives as well as garments and drafting systems.
The pattern contains historical notes by Robert G. Stone describing the 1804
artillery coat as well as how to adapt the pattern for use in making a Lewis
and Clark private's coat.
The pattern also contains illustrated instructions for hand stitches that
are typical of early 19th century tailoring. Saundra Ros Altman has written
and illustrated the sewing and fitting instructions.
This pattern is available in army issue sizes 1 , 2  and 3  and
modern sizes 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , 11
, 12 . Sizes 1 through 3 require 2 Yds.; sizes 4 through 6 require
2-1/4 Yds. of 54 inch wide fabric. $33.00CDN.
Also from Past Patterns is the Lewis and Clark Era Front Closing Gown,
This pattern was pulled, with permission, from the extant garment in the
Wayne County Historical Museum in Richmond, Indiana. The gown has no
history. It is a house dress. The threads are hand spun and the fabric is
hand woven of linen warp and cotton weft. The background is white,
interrupted every 7/8 inch by alternate threads of madder red and indigo
blue. Unlike today's fabric, the stripes are at a right angle to the
salvage. The two lining fabrics were probably cut from scraps. The thread
count is approximately 50 warp and 44 weft.
Illustrated instructions for sewing the garment by hand are included,
however, this is an easy garment to sew by machine.
The empire style bodice is cut conservative yet it has the fashionable small
back of the period. As a result of the small back the sleeves form the
shoulders, creating a very comfortable fit. A casing with drawstrings ties
to fit at center front. The bodice is lined. The front lining is loose from
the armholes to center front. It crosses over and fastens at center front
with straight pins. This front lining does not support the bust. It is to
help hold the front closed. A corset is worn with this garment.
The pleated skirt is fullest in the back and flat in the front. A 1-1/2 inch
tuck at center front raises the skirt over the toes.
This pattern is sized 8-14, 16-20, 22-26 in B, C and D cups. Sizes 8 through
14 require 4-1/2 Yds.; sizes 16 through 20 require 5 Yds. and sizes 22
through 26 require 5-1/2 Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric.
This pattern is copyrighted and is for personal non-commercial use only.
Dressmakers and other commercial users contact Past Patterns.
Another great new pattern release is from Country Wives, $15.00CDN!
Caps for the Upper Crust features a series of four historically accurate,
well-engineered delightful caps, suitable for middle to upper class
interpretations from 1790 to 1820.
Any queries, direct them to me.
Five Rivers Chapmanry ~ purveyors of quality hand-crafted cooperage
fine hand-sewn embroidered garments, historical sewing patterns & embroidery
(519) 799-5577, fax (519) 799-5418 http://www.5rivers.org email:
- --- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, "Five Rivers" <lgsteph@g...> wrote:
> Finally the military coatee patterns we've been waiting for fromPast Patterns are released. Five Rivers is carrying them;
>1809. This includes patterns for the Lewis and Clark bicentennial
> This shell pattern may be used for military patterns circa 1796-
celebrations. The pattern is based on U.S. Army correspondence
between 1803-1805 from the National Archives as well as garments and
>the 1804 artillery coat as well as how to adapt the pattern for use
> The pattern contains historical notes by Robert G. Stone describing
in making a Lewis and Clark private's coat.
I was researching the archives and the Military pattern originally
announced to be available was for a British Coatee supposedly
developed by Jim Kochan. (July 2001)
The pattern as described by your email seems to be American. Can you
give any further information on the British Coatee and if one will be
1812 Royal Marines