Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Men's Rengecy Shirt

Every July I attend a Jane Austen Festival in July. (I will post pictures soon!) This year, I persuaded my boyfriend to attend. Unfortunately, I did not have the time to make him a costume, so he rented one. This year I am getting a jump on sewing his out. There is a lot to do. I think the Regency Era - 1795 and 1837 - was the one time when men had a LOT more to wear than women.

A Regency Gentleman's outfit consisted of:

  • Shirt (which was worn as an undergarment)*

  • Waistcoat (similar to a vest)*

  • Trousers for daytime and breeches for balls*

  • Cravat (like a fancy tie)

  • Coat*

  • Riding boots

  • Suspenders*

  • Gloves

* = I will be making

See, I need to get started now. 

The first thing I am tackling is the shirt. I am using Kannik's Korner's pattern. It is one of the best for historical accuracy. Click this link to buy one.


I am using white linen from Joann's Fabrics. It is lightweight and cool. Make sure to never go to Joann's without looking up coupons on their website. You always find 40-50% off coupons!


Here is the pattern and fabric cut out. I have started sewing the bodice, but I don't have any pictures yet. I will post more in the next update.

Are there any sewing projects that you are working on? What era of clothing do you enjoying dressing up in?

Have a wonderful evening,



  1. Oh how exciting! Wish we had stuff like that here. Enjoy :)

  2. P.S. I've been wanting to sew for ages, I've got the material, the sewing machine, patterns and a how-to book! Now just to get started.

  3. It can seem a little daunting at first, but once you get the basics down the rest is easy. What are you going to sew first? Good luck!

  4. A flare skirt and then a t-shirt, but what I really want to get into is dresses. Thank you!

  5. This is so cool that you are sewing it for your BF! love!!

    1. Thank you! Hopefully it will turn out well. Now you need to start sewing ;)

      ~Miss Littlefield


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