I am making some narrow falls using the pattern as seen in "Comprising Rules & Directions for Cutting Men's Clothes by the Square Rule" by Amanda Jones 1822. My question is this: Are there examples of fall front trousers that did not have a waistband? I made some "mistakes" with this draft and construction (first and most "egregious" was scaling the entire pattern so it would fit my waist). Now I have a pair of "giant" small fall trousers that I am going to have to cut a foot of fabric off the legs/cuffs. I've gotten them to fit fairly well otherwise, but if I add a waistband (I've already added some muslin lining to them, so adding a waistband would include a lot of taking apart that I am not going to do) then the top really will be literally up to my armpits and I'll have the shortest galluses ever! I've made a lot of "modern britches" before (that sit low on the hips compared to "old timey" trousers), but only one other pair of fall fronts (broadfalls) - and that was back in '87 - a long time ago (back then, I used the pattern in one of the volumes of 'The Book of Buckskinning'). Just wondering if anybody has seen or heard of them making "pants" that did not include a waistband.
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