MENS TRADITIONAL OUTFIT
There are three variations of the outfit that
is to be used. Note the drawings of these
Shirt You will need one
bright solid color and one of calico or
print. (Get the fabric approved by Steve
Cates before making or buying. Bring a small
piece for inspection). Use a
polyester-cotton blend for best
service. The style is long-sleeved, full
gathers at the armholes and cuffs and with a
larger collar. Use
Simplicity 5958 Size A* pattern for the
shirt or select a similar-type pattern based
on these directions.
Make the solid color shirt first; it is
usually worn when the girls wear patchwork
dresses. Put a loop about
two inches long and one-half inch wide at
the shoulder to hold the suspenders in
Pants Pants are
solid or a very
small plaid/check. They are full length in
legs and come about two inches above the
natural waistline. Colors to be used for
pants include grey, brown, tan, olive green,
small checks/plaids in these colors. Pants
should have no zippers or pockets.
You may include an inside (hidden) button-up
or Velcro-up pocket (just inside the front
where the suspenders attach) for carrying
money, keys, etc. The suspenders should be
the same fabric as the trousers. They should
be sewn on in the back and buttoned on in
the front. Either cross them in the back or
put a bar across the center back to
them on the shoulders. Buttons to hold the
suspenders in front should be large ones (1
- 1 1/2 in
diameter) and bright-colored to contrast
with the outfit.
Vests Vests should be solid
colors and reversible. They can be black or
brown with a tan or grey lining.
Undershirt The long underwear (long
johns) top should be red. A white
one may be dyed if necessary.
Kerchief You need one red and
one black one (made of poly-cotton blend
fabric). Cut a 28 square and shirt-tail hem
Hat The hat may be straw
or Amish-style. (See the drawings attached).
Socks Over-the-calf black.
costume should be made to be used in as many
variances as possible----vest
off vest----varying bandana----leaving off
This pattern is good for the neck and
collar. The person making the shirt will
have to make the long
This is the closest pattern that could be
found at this time.
all sizes, x small to x large].
Winter 2003 catalogue, page 1008.