Crafts & Hobbies Information

Civil War Uniforms: 5 Tips on Making Your Trousers Last Forever!


Are your pants wearing out too fast?

Does it look like you are expecting a flood because your pants are too short?

Make your Civil War Uniform trousers last forever by following these 5 tips!

1. Cut your trousers long, so when you first start wearing them you will have to roll them up a few times. Your inseam should be a few inches longer.

Don't worry! It is authentic to roll them up.

"Why should I do this?" You might say.

Because they will shrink every time you wash and wear them!

2. All my pants are either jean cloth or cotton - I don't have any wool because so many reenactments are hot! That is why I recommend you try to find a jean cloth. Jean cloth will be cooler.

3. Find a jean cloth that does not itch too badly. Or you can line your jean cloth pants if you have sensitive skin, but they will be so much cooler than wool pants.

Cotton pants are perfectly all right...they are documented in ECHOES OF GLORY: ARMS AND EQUIPMENT OF THE CONFEDERACY.

The military pattern was created from the civilian patterns of the day. Pick a style you like and get a pattern for it and follow the directions on the pattern

4. All stitching that shows on your trousers needs to be hand done as well as all the buttonholes.

I recommend using bone or metal buttons can be used. Some metal buttons can rust and stain your pants.

Brass would be a good metal to use if you are going for metal buttons, which are more durable.

You want strong buttons on your trousers because of all the wear and tear they will get. Stay away from shell or glass buttons because they will break.

5. Another suggestion is to put a back button on your trousers, so the material does not rip and to give this part of your pants as much strength as possible.

So, now your pants will last for many reenactments to come!

Coach McCoach invites you to join the Civil War Uniform newsletter and receive 41 FREE money and time saving ideas for improving your Civil War Impression. Go to http://www.civilwaruniforms.net and send other interested Civil War Reenactors there so they can get their own free course too.

2005 permission granted to reprint this article in print or on your website so long as the contact information is included to coach@civilwaruniforms.net or http://www.civilwaruniforms.net.

Coach McCoach invites you to join the Civil War Uniform newsletter and receive 41 FREE money and time saving ideas for improving your Civil War Impression. Go to http://www.civilwaruniforms.net


MORE RESOURCES:
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news


Longview Daily News

Inventory Sale (Spring Special)
Longview Daily News
SUMMER TENT CLEARANCE SALE School Supplies • Garden Dècor • Clothing & Accessories • Everyday Items & Much More! 2305 Columbia Heights Rd, July 19-22 9am-4pm. Variety Stores Wholesale Merchandise near Longview, WA · Misc Toys ...



Girl (& Mom!) Wonderful
Madison.com
The start of the school year is just around the corner. Make the most of the last weeks of Summer and spend quality mom + daughter time* (or bestie time…or dad + daughter time…or #selfcare time) in our inspiring space! We've partnered with Girl ...



Paste Papers Workshop (register by Aug. 3)
Madison.com
A personal favorite! Explore the freedom of expressing yourself making creative papers for collage, scrapbooking, or as decorative papers for the book arts. This fun workshop is a little messy (bring a smock) and includes decorative techniques, few ...



Summer Centerpiece Workshop (register by Aug. 6)
Madison.com
Create a lush garden-style centerpiece using locally and sustainably grown blooms from Sunborn Gardens, a flower farm and florist in Mount Horeb. Learn some of the beginning design techniques involved in creating a low garden centerpiece. All supplies ...



MyCentralJersey.com

Taking time for myself
MyCentralJersey.com
I got a note from a reader the other day, commenting that I haven't blogged in weeks and hoping that I"d get back to it soon. It's nice to be missed. But frankly, I probably won't be blogging much for the rest of the summer. I have some personal things ...



Modern Calligraphy for beginners with Saffron Avenue
Madison.com
If you love modern calligraphy designs on Instagram, greeting cards, wall art, etc. and have wanted to learn how it's done, now is your chance! Join us in a fun, non-intimidating setting to learn a new skill from local designer and calligrapher Angela ...



Woodblock Carving & Printing with Jenie Gao
Madison.com
Learn how to create your own woodblock print. Instructor Jenie Gao, former Artist-in-Residence at The Bubbler, will cover how to create your image, carve your block, and print on paper and fabric. Bring a T-shirt or other fabric to print on and wear ...



Business Handbooks Feature Strongly in LibraryBub Selection for August
Markets Insider
... Tricks and Shortcuts (Book Three of the Easy Learning Microsoft Office How-To series) by Amelia Griggs ISBN: 978-1720915027. Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Cat Facts: The Pet Parents A-to-Z Home Care Encyclopedia by Amy Shojai ISBN: 978-1944423025.



City Library hosting a Clubs Day event for over 60's
Scoop.co.nz
Sixty clubs and groups are participating and cover arts and crafts, hobbies, cultural, continuing education, home and garden, performing arts, technology and transport, and service. Future clubs days are planned: November 2018: "Outdoors, Sport ...



EveryWoman's Journal Workshop
Madison.com
Journaling is commonly used in chronic pain management, recovery programs and adult learning, but journaling can also be used as a prevention tool. Proactive health journaling helps women translate personal reflection and feedback into actions that ...


Google News

home | site map | Shell Art
© 2006