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  1. Dec 4, 2019 #1

    michael mcghee

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    need help finding this jacket. found the picture in a black powder hunting magazine few years back.. hudson's bay web sight didnt see it in there. look at cabelas no luck. thanks michael
     

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    michael mcghee

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    could it be a capote??
    [​IMG]A CAPOTE is a long coat of simple design often with a hood. It was made from wool blankets, or wool blanket material which could be cut and assembled in the mountains. Capotes were also available for trade at rendezvous and at the posts. The capote dates back to at least the early 1700’s and was popular to at least the 1870’s. Although designed as a coat, the capote could also be used as an extra blanket for sleeping during cold weather. The capote alone is warm and comfortable, however, was large and loose enough that it could be worn over multiple layers of winter clothing.
     
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    Looks like a wool capote, made with a red wool blanket with a black stripe. I believe the blanket is called an Artillery model. My wife has one made by Brigham Woolen Mills in Utah, but she won't let me chop it up for a coat. You should be able to find one for sale or buy a blanket and have one made by a member here on the Forum or their friend. Patterns can be had from Crazy Crow, Northwest Traders, etc. Good luck with the animal worn on the head, it looks really scratchy, lol.
     
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    Artillery Civil War Wool Blanket (60"x72") woolrich has them in red and blue it says made for troops during the civil war??? got it in 4 colors.. and made in the USA..
     
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    I think that’s a red HB blanket as the artillery blankets have two colors square to each other, this looks to have one.
    North west traders offers several patterns for a coat like this in a simi-fitted style and with cape.i have found them an A1 company to deal with. Takes three or four hours to make this sort of capote pretty easy peasy.
    Most coats back then were taylored and not a loose fit like that. Commercial well fitted capotes, great coats and duffel coats were more of a mainstay. These are more rendezvous acceptable but rare back in the day.
     
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    The coat pictured is a Capote. Call Cobb Creek Merchants to see what they have. I know they have a great selection of men's clothing.
     
  7. Dec 5, 2019 at 12:26 AM #7

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    what would it cost to make one. who can make it..
     
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    You can make it. It’s very easy to make the simple styles like that. A more complex fitted great coat or duffle is harder, but wool blanketing sews very easy.
    That style of capote has no liner a simple shoulder seam and the sleeves are just tapered tubes. There is no area of seem stress and a simple whip stitch will hold well.
    Just sew on the inside, and yarn or embroidery thread works great. Don’t try the exposed x stitching, it’s hard to get even and can look crappy easily. When done right it still looks a bit ren-fair..
    if your worrierd about your skill buy some cheep cotton flannel and practice one first. But you can whip one out in an after noon.
     
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    To make your own pattern get measured from midway between your right shoulder around your left shoulder and upper arm, across your back around your right arm then back to half way on your left shoulder. Then measure from the nape of your neck to as long as you want your coat. Historicly coats mostly stopped at the knee, but many today go to mid ankle.
    Cut out you piece of blanket in that rectangle.
    Fold in half. From the fold measure 12”and mark. Then measure 9” from that point and there mark 3” straight down and mark that point. Go over another 9” and mark that.
    Cut from your 12”mark on an angle down to your 3” mark and then back up to you second 9” mark, making a shallow v 12from folded edge.
    Now open it up fold the left vs together and whip stitch that line,then the right vs.
    From under that seam cut straight down 12” body is done.
    Now measure arm from top at shoulder to knuckle. Fold remaining piece of blanket in half. Measure 12” down and the length it your arm mark and measure 8” down. Cut on an angle from the 12 to the 8. Then make a second. Sew along long edge.
    Sew to long cut in blanket. You got sleeves.
    Hood is a near square. 16” along the fold. 12” on one side, 13”up and than angled up to your 16 inch mark. Sew angled edge together. That’s the top, sew the bottom around your neck hole.
    Should you want a cape it’s a 48” in diameter a slit in one side and an inner circle 24” in diameter the inner sewed to the neck opening with the slit in front. A belt/sash 4” by six foot holds it closed.
    You can whip stitch all exposed edges but you don’t need to with good blanketing there will be little raveling in the life of the coat.turn it inside out or outside out now and your done. A button can be added at the neck.
     
  10. Dec 6, 2019 at 3:33 AM #10

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    i try and make next year..
     
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