Where can I get a early 19th century waistcoat

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    NW Territory Woodsman

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    Where can I get a early 19th century waistcoat that won't break the bank. I know Townsends has one but is just a little to pricey to go beat up in the woods for me. Smoke-Fire has one for $88, its just that I'd like a green one (maybe not pc?) Which they dont have. Any ideas?
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    I just asked smoke-fire if they'll do custom colors, so if they do, I'll go with them.
     
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    Waistcoats/vests are some of the more easily home made garments. You can sew all the hidden seams with a sewing machine, and do the final bits by hand.
     
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    BFC1B46B-A03E-4B1E-BED4-729AB66A6284.jpeg 8691C3D3-9250-498F-B478-D2D3E2FDD7A9.jpeg This was made with about two yards of material, to help keep it cool I left the liner out of the back.
    Linen will run you about forty dollars and cotton about ten, and even an all thumbs guy can see it up in a couple-three evenings. Easy-peasy, several places offer patterns.
     
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    Ok, so then it sounds like I can do it! Sounds at about $70 dollars for material and pattern from Kannicks korner. I'll see what I can do.
    Thanks for the info cruzatte and tenngun
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    Good luck, and have fun. Post images when you're done, please.
     
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    Ok cruzatte, when I get to it I will, I've just been a little traumatized lately with messing up on two capotes(granit, I wasnt using a patern, just free cuttin and sewin) I practically broke two nice blankets that i cant find anymore. Owell. But when I get to the waistcoat I will.
    One question, would linen be cheaper than broadcloth, price does matter, its just that I'd like the waistcoat to be winter worthy?
     
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    Woolen broad cloth runs in the $30-35 per yard, linen in the 20s
     
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    Ok, tenngun, sounds like i'll stick with the the linen for the waistcoat, and wear a modern merino wool shirt underneath my osnaburg work shirt under the waistcoat.
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    Often the front panels were very fine, and some sort of print, or stripe was popular, then the back plain. After formally you would keep your coat on.
     
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    I wanted a wool wescoat with a cotton lining so I bought the wool and cotton from the fabric store $75.00 then copied the pattern from book of buckskinning and had my wife help me.....................never again.

    go buy one from townsend if you wanna retain your hair and stay married
     
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    If you have fears of making it and getting it right the cheapest Walmart fabric can be bought for a trial run, befor you Star cutting up the good stuff
     
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    A shooting buddy of mine once said that it takes about three times to make something decent. I had to admit that it rang true in my case. It took me about three vests to make a better one.
     
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    In Leather working, a heavy fabric mock-up made before committing to cutting the expensive stuff is called a slop.
     
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    I did not know that. When ever I heard slop I thought of sailors clothing ( and some time sailors dinner)
     

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