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Condition see all Condition. New with tags 7, New without tags New with defects Format see all Format. All listings filter applied. Item location see all Item location. Delivery options see all Delivery options. Much of the information on these pages is gathered from Swatches: A Guide to Choosing 21st Century Fabrics for 18th Century Clothing which has swatches you can feel and for a wider view of fabrics imported to the Americas try Textiles in America This wool was intended for the New York City police department which has very strict quality standards.
Every yard of this fabric has been stamped with chalk once inspected but it will easily brush out. Navy Blue was a very common color for wool throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. For example in The Virginia Gazette of , "Run away. For sewing button holes try navy blue silk button hole twist or quilter's thread. This fabric is slightly lighter in weight and color than WWB Navy blue was a very common color for wool throughout the 18th and 19th centuries.
A common color of true blue! This wool coating could be used to make a man's coat, greatcoat, waistcoat , breeches or jacket. It could also be used for a woman's cloak especially for a Welsh woman. For hand sewing button holes try navy blue silk quilter's thread or buttonhole twist will work well. Mazerine broadcloth was advertised in 18th century newspapers.
It is a bright or what many modern people might call royal blue. Blue was a very common color for wool throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. It could also be used for a woman's cloak. None of our threads really match this shade of blue so you could sew with unbleached linen thread or use medium blue linen thread realizing it wont match well.
For hand sewing button holes the best bet may not to match at all by using natural quilter's thread or buttonhole twist. A common color of lighter blue! For sewing button holes try pale blue or grey silk quilter's thread depending on the look you'd like. Mixed blue is the color of some modern cadet's coats but was sometimes used in the 18th century for working class garments.
This kersey is mixed with olive green, light brown and a shade of greenish blue. It was intended for military clothing but I'm not sure what unit or country.
Mixed kerseys were commonly described in the 18th and early 19th centuries and could be used to make a man's coat, greatcoat, waistcoat , breeches or jacket. For example from personal communication with Mike Barbieri in The Boston Gazette of an ad described a thief who "stole two Homespun Coats, and two Jackets from Josiah Jennison of Lexington, one of a mixt Colour, and other a light blue.
For hand sewing button holes grey quilter's thread is likely the best match. Mixt gray broadcloth was used for hundreds of years by farmers, sailors and other laboring people up to and including the 19th century. The use of this cloth continued in both armys well into the s.
This fabric is charcoal colored but I try to name these after period names. Charcoal I have not found. Sheep's black is a period term and was used for hundreds of years by laboring people into the 19th century. In the War of the British Infantry wore trousers of this dark grey color. For sewing button holes try black silk button hole twist or quilter's thread. The black worsted wool tape is very close in color to this fabric.
Matching tape is often what is seen for ties of women's cloaks. This fabric is almost black but is mixed with very dark grey making it a dark charcoal color. Black broadcloth was nice to wear before modern laundry since it does not show the dirt. This black coating has a full nap on both sides, is thick and still fairly tightly woven. An example from London's Proceedings of the Old Bailey in includes "the Prosecutor came in, dress'd in a black Coat, a white Waistcoat, and black Breeches".
Matching tape is sometimes what is seen for ties of women's cloaks. The easiest green to dye are shades of olive. This would make a very nice man's coat, waistcoats , breeches , jacket or woman's cloak. For example in a London trial of two house theives recorded in The Proceedings of the Old Bailey of one of the theives was described as wearing a number of items but "sometimes an olive-colour'd Suit.
This soft, thin wool broadcloth has a full nap on one side. This would make a very nice man's coat, waistcoats , breeches or jacket. For example in The Providence Gazette of "Runaway. Had on when he went away, a. Green linen thread is just a shade lighter for hand sewing. For sewing button holes try light green silk quilter's thread which is quite a bit lighter in color or buff silk quilter's thread which will not match but also has an earthy color.
For example in The Newport Mercury of "Ran away. This is a soft woolen with a full nap on one side and a good nap on the other. Olive broadcloths are commonly described in the 18th and early 19th centuries.
An example from London's Proceedings of the Old Bailey in the jury asked a witness was asked "What coloured coat had he on at that time?
For hand sewing button holes green is too dark so buff buttonhole twist might be better. An example from London's Proceedings of the Old Bailey in a servant was asked to "fetch me a coat from thence, saying, he would find an olive-colour coat there" Green linen thread will be the best match for hand sewing. For hand sewing button holes try the nothing matches so the best option would likely be buff buttonhole twist.
This soft, wool broadcloth has a full nap on one side. This green is used by the loyalist regiments including 1st Americans and Butler's Rangers. Green was also sometimes worn by civilians.
For example in New Jersey in a man broke out of jail wearing "a green coat". For sewing button holes try green silk button hole twist or quilter's thread. This beige woolen has a full nap on one side. Cloth colored broadcloths are very commonly described in the 18th and early 19th centuries.
For example from personal communication with Mike Barbieri in the Continental Journal an ad included, "Deserted from my Company in the 18th Regiment, commanded by Edmund Phinney, Esq; stationed at Boston. For hand sewing button holes try the buff quilter's thread. Drab broadcloth was another common color used for men's coats, greatcoats, waistcoats , breeches , jackets and for women's cloaks.
Buff colored linen thread for hand sewing is just a shade lighter than this fabric.
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