Laughing Moon Mercantile #131
INCLUDING TROUSERS, COSSACKS, SAILOR’S TROUSERS, PANTALOONS, MOSCHETTO’S, AND PANTALOON TROUSERS C. 1790-1830 ALSO KNOWN AS SMALL FALLS Sizes 30-52, All in the Envelope
Men’s long trousers with a narrow fall front opening, also known as Small Fall Trousers. View A are plain full trousers. View B are full cut English Cossacks with 4 pleats at the front waistband and pockets in the side seam. The other Views have side frog pockets that close with a button. View C Pantaloons are tight fitting, have buttons closing the bottom, and end at the ankle. View D Moschetto’s are tight, long, have buttons closing the bottoms, and have a gusset that covers the front of the shoe. View E Pantaloon Trousers are tight to the calf and then fall straight down. View F Sailor’s trousers have wide legs. All Views have a watch pocket. In all Views the front fall closes with two buttons. The waistband closes in front with three buttons. The front has two suspender (braces) buttons. The backs of the trousers have a very long rise . The center back has a gusset, a tie to adjust it, and suspender buttons. The trousers are interfaced wherever there are buttons or buttonholes. View A, Trousers, B, Cossacks, and F, Sailor’s Trousers can be described as loose fitting; Views C Pantaloons, D Moschetto’s, and E Pantaloon Trousers, have a tighter fit. It is recommended that Views C, D, and E be made of stretchy woven or knit fabric. These type of trousers were worn for day or informal except for Pantaloons, which were worn in the evening beginning in 1810. Views A, B, D, or E can be made with the optional foot strap. Fabric: Silk, Cotton, Linen, or Wool. Woven or knit fabric were both used. Woven included Kerseymere, Cassimere, and other twills (such as Nankeen), Corduroy, and plain weaves, such as wool flannel or broadcloth. Plain or striped fabric. Knits included wool or cotton double knit, interlock, or jersey, which were called Worsted Stocking in England and Tricot in France. Kerseymere and Cassimere were similar fabrics. Though non-period, fabric woven with Lycra, also known as Spandex, works very well in the tighter fitting pants. There is more information about appropriate fabric and where to obtain it is in the pattern notes. Lining: Cotton or Linen. Interfacing: Hair Canvas or light stiff Linen, modern construction fusible knit interfacing. Notions: 2 yards cotton or linen 3/8” tape, or ribbon, or leather cord. Buttons: Views A , E& F: Nine 5/8 inch buttons, two 1/2 inch buttons. View B: Nine 5/8 inch buttons. View C: Nine 5/8 inch buttons, two 1/2 inch buttons, and eight 3/8” buttons. View D: Nine 5/8 inch buttons, two 1/2 inch buttons and sixteen 3/8” buttons. Buttons should be made of metal, bone, or other period materials, or covered by self fabric.