Commission Number One was a tailcoat and waistcoat for a customer who wished to replace his kilt that he had been wearing to English Country Dances with a more suitable Regency ensemble. He purchased a shirt and pair of breeches from Jas. Townsend, but came to me for a custom tailcoat and waistcoat. I also ended up making him a cravat to complete the outfit.
The only in-progress photos I took of the project are these three pics of the pad-stitched collar:
|Pad-stitching from the top side|
|Pad-stitching from the bottom side|
|And with the excess interfacing trimmed away|
|Behind the coat you can see the first two tailcoats I made for Brian the Engineer. I used them as reference while sewing.|
The client requested all silver buttons.