Several of my very best friends fall more on the menswear side of things, so if I want to take them reenacting with me (muahahahahahaha) I need to branch out into historical men's styles. On the table right now, 1860s. First up, a sack coat!
The coat is blue corduroy, because I had it lying around, lined with ... whatever that is. I think there's some cotton in it, and I think it was a curtain once. And the wrong side, which is what will be face-up in the end, is less "grandma stripes" and more "variegated beige". Plus its inside a coat, no one should be looking at it!
There's piping all around the outside edges, and on the sleeve cuffs, because apparently 1860s sack coats don't have cuffs.
What's next is, I've unpicked most of the CB seam in the lining so that I can turn the whole thing right side out, and then hand sew the lining armholes over the seam allowances and finish every thing up nice and tidy. Oh, and buttons and buttonholes. hahahahhhhhyikes