The pattern that Lorina refers to is for the very
early period of 1799-1810. In 1810 the uniform
changed to a short coat with a single breasted front
and short tails that ended at mid thigh rather than
the back of the knee. Steve Abolt produces a very
fine reproduction of the 1813 pattern coat which I
purchased from him as a kit. Our unit website,
has images of the
1812 pattern coatee and the 1813 pattern coatee. Look
at these and compare them to the pattern that Past
Patterns has and you will see the difference
Of course you can try the sutlers C.D. Jarnigan and G.
Gedney Godwin who will sell you a completed garment.
Good luck in your search.
2nd Virginia Regiment, 1813-1815.
--- Five Rivers <lgsteph@...
> Dear Dave,
> > Can anyone recommend a source for a good,
> authentic pattern for an
> > 1812/1813 pattern coatee?
> There is a new US coatee pattern taken from an
> extant garment available
> from Past Patterns now. You can view, and purchase
> if you wish, through our
> secure website. URL in tagline. I have not used it
> myself, but based upon
> previous experience and reputation of Past Patterns,
> I would have to say
> it's likely a spot-on, well-engineered pattern.
> 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
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