A Regency Men´s Waistcoat 1790-1820 Part 1 – Step (1) – (5)

I managed to finish most of my new Regency menswear collection in time for the start of Bridgerton season 2, starting with the waistcoat in this blog post.

Shirts during the Regency period are still cut like last century shirts so no additional pattern is required, pattern #0521 fits perfectly.

As always, the blog post is intended as support for working with one of my patterns, mainly photos are shown for work steps that may be unclear.

Let’s start with point (1), cutting the vest out of the fabric! Not much fabric is needed for the waistcoat, I used an old silk dirndl apron from my stash.

(2) The pockets, step by step in pictures as described in the instructions.

(3) How to prepare the front and lapelbefore adding the facing, catch stitching the seam allowances to the canvas:

(4) How to line up the front facing with the front, taking care of the top layer protruding past the inner layer about 1/16″ (2mm).

(5) The shoulder seam:

Part 2 – steps (6) – (10)