JP Ryan 1770's Riding Habit


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Riding Habits were a fashion that gained popularity in the second half of the 18th century.  Worn for traveling, day wear as well as side saddle horseback riding.  The habit could be feminine or take on the masculine elements of the man's military uniform.  There are a variety of habits depicted in contemporary paintings as well as surviving in collections in the US and Europe.  This pattern includes the jacket, waistcoat and petticoat.  It is based on two riding habits, one in the collection of The Hereford Museum and Art Gallery, Hereford, England, and the other in The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England. Both of these habits have the shorter petticoat intended for walking and travel.

This 1770-1775 habit has narrow lapels, short skirts on the jacket with functional pockets, and a short waistcoat with a half-belt. Patterns for the jacket and waistcoat are included with cutting diagrams for the petticoat.  Also included are extensive directions as well as graphics and photographs to help with the assembly.  One size per pattern.  Please note this pattern is cut to fit over 18th century stays

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Size: 8