Re: Redcoat Pattern
- Ryan, et al,
Currently the best redcoat pattern on the market is the yet to be
finished Past Patterns Napoleonic/British Military coat. It is historically
accurate, well-researched, well-engineered with excellent sewing
instructions. The downside is it is individually sized 36 through 46, so one
size, one pattern. We will be carrying it as a special order only item at
$65.75CDN, because of the cost and sizing.
While I was informed by Past Patterns this patten was indeed ready and
released back in February, I have yet to receive any of my prepaid order
from them, because, I am told, the sizing and a few tweaks are as yet not
finished. The pattern is not, to my knowledge, even available through their
website as yet. I am taking orders for the pattern, but cannot promise a
timely delivery. The pattern, because of lack of information from my
supplier, is not as yet up on our website, but if you contact me directly I
will be pleased to assist you.
The next best alternative is the Past Patterns 1804 US Army Issue
Artillery Coat, also historically accurate, well-engineered, excellent
sewing instructions. It is available in groups of sizes listed as army issue
sizes: 1,2 & 3 (chest 35, 37, 39), 4, 5, & 6 (chest 41, 43, 45), 7, 8 & 9
(chest 47, 49, 51), 10, 11 & 12 (chest 53, 55, 57). It is available through
our website as a regular stock item at $45.25CDN.
After that you're left with the Period Impressions 1812 Officer's
Coatee, sized small, medium and large. It's historically accurate, although
the engineering is not perfect and the sewing instructions good but not
wonderful. It also is available through our website at $20.00CDN.
And at the moment, to my knowledge, that's it on the commercial market
for War of 1812 military coats, although the Kannik's Korner double breasted
jacket can easily be adapted to a barracks jacket. I have recently finished
a handsewn linen single-breasted version of this jacket for Gary. Am very
pleased both with the pattern and the garment.
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