So here it is the town crier uniform pattern, finally! There are at least 35 pieces to these garments! I am creating the jacket, waistcoat and shirt. It's really funny making a shirt with rouching at the neckline and gathered set-in sleeves for a man! Back in the 18th century the men dressed pretty girly like!
The jacket is going to be in red lightweight wool, the waistcoat is in an Oxford blue both with gold lame` trim, yup you read right gold lame` trim! The funny thing is I can totally see this outfit in a powder blue silk brocade or silk jacquard! Here are some pix so you can see my hard work even before I think of the fabric! There is also one of a finished outfit that I am using as an example of the look, the fit is going be different, more tailored to the body. The sleeves are going to have mock cuffs and not real ones as the gentleman has to ring a bell and unfurl a scroll so the cuffs get caught on buttons and get in the way. I was asked to find a solution for this and I have wait until you see the outcome!
Well back to work now!
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"