September 20, 2011 – Go West, young man!
Since we are attending the Old West Festival on Oct. 1st, my husband needs something to wear. As we have never attended this festival, we don’t have costumes for it. Along with making myself a cotton day dress, and cotton dress for Annie, the man of the house must have something to wear, as well. I will be using bleached muslin to make him a shirt, along with silver & black brocade satin for a vest. He will be wearing these with either a pair of jeans, or a pair of his black dress pants, along with his duster. Here’s hoping I can get everything knocked out in time. 😉
October 4, 2011 – Happy Trails Fail!
I was able to get the shirt and vest finished for my hubby in time, but just. However, due to large amounts of mud and some very chilly weather, we didn’t dress up. As for the pattern, I do love this pattern. As shown at the bottom of the pattern envelope, this pattern was designed by Buckaroo Bobbins, and it’s well done. I’m not sure how the pattern instructions are written for the original pattern from the designer, but the Simplicity instructions did take some concentration to get through, as with most Simplicity patterns when I work on them. And, it was an adventure to work on the pocket welts, but I survived them. lol. I will absolutely be making more for my hubby, I think he will need at least 2 to 3 more shirts and about 3 or 4 more waist coats. I did design a tie for him that looks close to what is pictured on the pattern envelope. I will also be making the frock coat for him in the near future.
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