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Men's Regency Trousers

  • LAU131
  • LAU131
Views A-F
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Product Description

Sizes 30 to 52 are included in the package.  This pattern includes Long Trousers (also known as Small Falls), Cossacks (c. 1814-1830), Sailor's Trousers, Pantaloons, Moschetto's (pronounced Moskeetoes), and Pantaloon Trousers.  These types of trousers were worn for day or informal wear except for the Pantaloons. which were worn as evening wear beginning in 1810.  Except as noted, these trousers are appropriate for the period from 1790-1830. View A are plain full trousers. View B are full cut English Cossacks with 4 pleats at the front waistband and pockets in the side seam (all other views have side frog pockets that close with a button).  View C are tight fitting Pantaloons, having buttons closing the bottom, and end at the ankle.  View D are tight fitting and long Moschettos, having buttons closing the bottoms with a gusset that covers the front of the shoe.  View E are tight to the calf Pantaloon Trousers, below the calf they fall straight down.  View F are wide legged Sailor's Trousers.  All views have a watch pocket and the front fall closes with two buttons.  The waistband closes in front with three buttons and has two suspender (braces) buttons.  The backs of the trousers have a very long rise, a center gusset, adjustable tie, and suspender buttons.  The trousers are interfaced wherever there are buttons or buttonholes.  Views A, B, and F can be described as loose fitting; while Views C, D, and E have a tighter fit.  It is recommended that Views C, D, and E be made of stretchy woven or knit fabric.  Views A, B, D, or E can be made with an optional footstrap.

Fabric:  Silk, Cotton, Linen, or Wool; Plain or Striped .  Woven or knit fabric were both used.  Woven included Kerseymere, Cassimere, and other twills (such as Nankeen), Corduroy, and plain weaves, such as wool flannel or broadcloth.  Knits included wool or cotton double knit, interlock, or jersey, which were called Worsted Stocking in England and Tricot in France.  Kerseymere and Cassimere were similiar fabrics.  Though non-period, fabric woven with Lycra, also known as Spandex, works very well in the tighter fitting pants.  There is more information about appropriate fabric and where to obtain it is in the pattern notes.

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