12-14 April 2019

Jane Austen Festival Australia is an annual celebration in Canberra where Austen and Napoleonic fans from all over Australia come and indulge themselves in everything Regency - including dancing, music, food, games, archery, fencing, theatre, promenades, grand balls, talks, workshops, costumes and books. This festival is now a regular part of the ACT Heritage Festival, Australian Heritage Week and is supported by the ACT Government, the Australian Costumers Guild and the Earthly Delights Historic Dance Academy. Since its inception in 2008 this little festival has blossomed into one of the most delightful four days anyone could experience each April in an old and beautiful part of Canberra, the Federal capital of Australia.

May 11, 2011

Men's Regency Tailcoat Workshop 21-22 May 2011, Canberra

We are running a one-off men's regency tailcoat workshop on the 21-22 May, using a new pattern that has just been released in the US and which is already receiving good reviews on its fit, historical accuracy and construction techniques.

We need a minimum of four people to enrol in this class for it to run. Can you please rsvp this week if you plan to attend, and make sure that enrolment fees are paid by this weekend so that we have time to purchase supplies and you have time to purchase your fabric. This workshop is open to both men and women who have sewing experience, a working sewing machine and time to get the project finished. Participants are welcome to sew the project by hand as was done historically, but may have to finish it in their own time.

Enrolment fees are to be paid online at http://www.regencyreproductions.com/classes.htm by the 15 May 2011. If the class does not have enough enrolments to run we will refund your fees in full on Monday 16 May 2011.

Sizes M, L & XL


rattimoth said...

Hi Aylwen, can you tell me what the largest size is for the tailcoat pattern?? The man of the house cuts a fine figure, and dressing him can be a challenge.

Aylwen Gardiner-Garden said...

It says M, L & XL. I'll contact them for proper sizings and get back to you.

rattimoth said...

thanks so much :> I need it to fit a 54 inch chest...

Aylwen Gardiner-Garden said...

The X-Large is meant to fit a 48" - 50" chest. I have another pattern that I've adapted that is for a 46” - 52” chest, it usually runs larger.

For Outer Shell:
60" fabric: 2.5 to 2.75 yd
45" fabric: 3.25 to 3.5 yd.
Extra is needed for fabric with a nap or one-way design.

60": 2.5 to 2.75 yd
45": 3.25 to 3.5 yd
allow extra for shrinkage and nap.

1/4 yd canvas or heavy cotton

Jimmy said...

Hello! I really like your blog, many interesting ideas. How did the class go? Hopefully enough people enrolled for it?
Thank you.

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