Patterns: J.P. Ryan Riding Habit for the coat. The waistcoat and petticoat and self drafted.
Fabrics: 100% silk taffeta, gold, for the petticoat and waistcoat. The coat is 100% wool, lightweight and with a very tight weave and smooth finish. The coat is lined with indigo blue cotton and a gray/green plaid linen.
Measurements: Made the pattern size 10 with no alterations to fit. Patterns runs true in this size
Hem: 37" at front, 40" at back (shown over a split rump)
Neck: 15" max
Bicep: 13.5" max
Sleeve Length (outside curve): 25"
Sleeve Length (inside curve): 18"
Back Width (Between armhole seams on Coat): 12.5"
I changed the orientation of the pockets and the flaps for preference, but other than that there were no changes to the pattern itself. The instructions are more modern, but if you're familiar with 18th century construction techniques, it's nothing to just assemble it the way you want.
The "Sporting Ensemble"?
[of course we do this today as well. It's common for people to wear yoga gear when they do not and have no intention of doing yoga =P]
The sleeve lining are whip-stitched in over the armhole seam allowances as well.
The buttonholes are the front lapels and cuffs are all functional. I did this so that the lapels and cuffs could be unbuttoned and folded out for purposes of cleaning and ironing, etc. (Any "fixed" folded area on a garment, such as a cuff or lapel that is tacked down, will become a lint/dust collecting nightmare underneath otherwise lol)
The buttons are half-dome alloy meta in a muted gold/bronze color, 5/8" in diameter. There are 40 buttons on the coat, including the 8 non-functional buttons on the skirt vents.
The Pendleton, 100% wool I used is very smooth with a tight weave, but too thin to stand alone for a "rough wear" garment such as this, so I also interlined the entire coat with a cotton twill, as well as buckram reinforcement in other areas such as the cuffs, collar, center fronts, etc. None of this is visible, of course, because the lining is fully finished: