So, this custom order began with a movie. It's called Santa Fe Trail, and all you need to know about it is that Errol Flynn (yes, Robin Hood) plays a young Jeb Stuart during the Bleeding Kansas campaign just before the Civil War erupted.
My fiance's little brother absolutely loves this movie, and after a recent visit to Gettysburg, he decided he wanted a jacket just like Jeb Stuart's.'
And here's what I came up with!
This was one of those rare projects where everything pulls together... I had everything (yes, even the Melton wool!) on hand except the pattern.
It was all such a joy to make...
These shoulder boards were the crowning jewel, however. Tutorial coming soon!
Interested in your own Civil War Regimental Jacket? Let me know!