Monday, 24 May 2021

18th Century American "Hunting Frock Coat" or Shirt.

Pattern: None. Basic cutting instructions for men's 18th century shirt, with alterations. 
Inspiration: Based on images of an extant hunting frock, labeled as being from "Abraham Dunham 1776". I only had images to work from, as there was a paywall on the scholarly articles related to it =/ (see pics below)
Fabric: 100% linen, unbleached. 

A very forgiving garment, not fitted at all, except at the cuffs. I did measure and cut the pieces for a 44" chest and a full sleeve (neck to wrist) of 29".