Soooooo, after I finished Emmie’s lion costume, Issac came home from school saying he NEEDED a Williamsburg era Burgess costume for a social studies night, in which the whole 4th and 5th grade were going to act out a living timeline. Although I honestly didn’t have time (since I was in school) I couldn’t say no after having just spent so much time on Emmie’s lion, now could I?
I made the pattern on the fly using pictures of clothing I looked up online, in a sort of general colonial look. The whole coat-vest-shirt part is in one piece including the cravat. All of the fabric for this is from my stash, which I apparently can never get rid of, because LOOK! proof I apparently will eventually find an obscure use for everything!
|this is before I made him the pants, so feel free to ignore the jeans!|
|This sort of shows the one piece construction, the vest is sewn into the coat side seams, and the collar is a false one with attached cravat.|
The orange courdaroy is left over from the lining to my tree skirt, the rust stripe in the vest is from my living-room curtains, and the rest was all just fabric I had laying around in some small quantity.
|The kids lined the school halls with little buttons drawn on their hands, when someone pushed their button, they would come alive and give a little speech about their character.|
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