[HNW] sewing a buff coat

Kathryn Newell cknewell at earthlink.net
Thu Nov 8 05:23:40 PST 2007


Peggy:

< I'm recreating a buff coat circa 1635 Can anyone tell me how to approach 
sewing the seams? The garment I'm copying is pictured in: Men's Costume 
1580-1750, London Museum, plate 5  I'm going to contact the museum but 
suspect they will be too slow responding help.>

Even without going to my bookshelf for my copy of the book, I remember  the 
pattern.

Are you recreating it in a leather or suede as per original? That's going to 
be tricky unless you  have leather sewing tools. Just one more problelm of 
us, in the present, trying to recreate items that were often made by 
specialists. Not that it keeps us from trying....

Anyway, using a basic leather sewer's seam probably would work --  maybe 
your public library has books on sewing leather? Or there's somethign free 
on the Web? I'm sure there are English Civil War websites on the web.

Good luck!

--Kathryn
SCA: Kathryn Goodwyn
"too many centuries..too little time"



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