Photo By Elin Evaldsdottra
1790s Blue Redingote
Pattern: Nehelenia Patterns nr E21 – 1790s Redingote.
Fabric: 4 m of light blue wool, 1 m of white cotton for lining and 0,5 m of thick linen for interlining.
Notions: Thread, Buttonhole thread, buttons (10 big + 4 smaller), 8 hooks and eyes,
How historical Accurate: So so. The fabrics and pattern are pretty good, but I used modern construction techniques and made lots of the work using my sewing machine and polyester thread.
Time: A lot. I would guess about 15-20 hours since it’s lots of hand stitching in tere.
Worn: February 2015, and december 2019 for photos.
An anecdote: This is probably the one garment I’ve been re-starting (mentally if not psychically) the most times, and I’m so happy I finally managed to finish it (and not even hate it).
Final thoughts: I love the pattern, and definitely will be using it as a base for more 18th century gowns. But If I could do it again I would have made the overlapping in front wider to get a more distinct double breasted look.
Made in 2015