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    Historic tartan waistcoat... just finished sewing

    I have been wanting to make a tartan waistcoat for some of the reenacting I do for the 1790-1815 period. I just recieved this beautiful fabric from a friend and believe it is just a fashion tartan (although close to Maclean of Duart). I then started handsewing like a mad man. End result... a double-breasted waistcoat with stand collar. I am pretty excited and plan on getting some use out of it already this weekend.

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    A close up of one of the welted pockets with the sett matched up...

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    Great work! You should be proud of that beauty. How long did it take you?

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    Excellent. Very stylish. Did you also make the rest of the outfit? Wear it in good health and "here's to the future of the past."
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    I'm not really a fan of Tartan waistcoats, but that is beautiful.
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    Nice looking.
    Did you use a pattern, or make it from scratch?
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    I am a fan of double breasted waistcoats - very well done indeed.
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    Particularly nice work. Congratulations!
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    Lovely work!

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    Very nice indeed. Covered buttons and all. You have a lot of patience to have sewn that all by hand. Well done, Isaac.
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    Excellently done, I am very impressed with the fact that it is hand sewn.
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