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#0516 Victorian Edwardian Mens Waistcoat Sewing Pattern Size US 34-56 (EU 44-66) PDF Download

#0516 Victorian Edwardian Mens Waistcoat Sewing Pattern Size US 34-56 (EU 44-66) PDF Download

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This is a DIGITAL sewing pattern for a collarless men´s waistcoat worn between 1860 and 1900.

The collarless and single breasted waistcoat, shown in this pattern, was – and still is - the most popular style, easy to sew and comfortable to wear. In contrast to modern waistcoats, extant waistcoats had a narrow collar stand, grown-on or made from an extra piece. This sewing pattern shows the grown-on collar.
All pockets, two hip and two chest pockets, are made as welt pockets, explained the 19th century method (feel free to use a modern one).
Suitable trousers have to reach the natural waistline.
This instruction explains the classic tailoring method with interfacing supporting the front and edge binding. For the interfacing best serves a midweight linen. The interfacing can be replaced by fusible and a modern working can be chosen, but this will not be mentioned in the further.
A twill or satin cotton fabric (Silesia) is used for the back and lining, the back will be worked as a double fabric layer and can be tied in if necessary with buckle and straps.

Also suitable for steampunk or cosplay costumes.

Please scroll down for yardage and pattern information.


This is a DIGITAL pattern (PDF), you can download both size ranges and languages after payment has been confirmed.
The pattern comes with detailed and illustrated sewing instructions in English and German. It is a multi-size sewing pattern, you can choose between Sizes US 34-44 (EU 44-54) and Sizes US 46-56 (EU 56-66). A seam allowance of 5/8" (1,5cm) is included in my patterns.
The pattern is ready to be printed out on DIN A4 or US Letter. Format DIN A0 to be printed at a plotter / copy-shop comes with a second email at no additional costs.


The sewing pattern itself consists of:
Size US 34-44 (EU 44-54): 18 pages A4/US letter or 1 A0
Size US 46-56 (EU 56-66): 24 pages A4/US letter or 1 1/2 A0


Recommended Fabrics:
Fashion fabrcwool fabrics, tweeds
Interlining: midweight linen fabric or soft hair canvas
Lining and back: (polished) cotton fabric, fine cotton twill
or cotton satin

Fabric required:
Front: 1.1yds (1m) with a width of 52“ (130cm),
provide more for fabrics with large prints or checks
Lining and back: 1.8yds. (1.5m) with a width of 52“ (130cm)
Interlining: 0.9yds. (0.8m) with a width of 52“ (130cm)
6 Buttons 5/8“ (1,5cm)
Cotton tape 1/2“ (1cm) wide: 3yds. (3m)
1 buckle

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