Excellent second day. Spent the morning perusing Pauline’s library of costume and pattern-cutting books while watching snippets of Colin Firth in Pride & Prejudice (for research, of course). I selected an 1815-1820 ensemble, as follows:
double breasted tailcoat, waistcoat, & cravat
tailcoat & waistcoat technical drawings (not my handiwork)
split fall breeches
Even though research had been scheduled for the whole day, I had compiled everything by lunchtime and so made a move on drafting the breeches.
pattern for breeches
Pauline showed us a nifty way to scale the patterns up, which involves plotting points along the pattern by measuring up from a straight line rather than on radiating diagonal lines. I surprised myself by how quickly I caught onto this new method, and I think it’s my new go-to! I spent an hour and a half on the first pattern, and an hour and ten minutes on the second. The result:
drafted breeches pattern
Overall I am THRILLED with today’s progress, and I can’t wait to get back to work tomorrow!!