Size 16-18 Woman’s Riding Habit Jacket and Waistcoat c. 1740-1780


Pattern By: Mill Farm

Made in the USA

This c. 1740-1780 riding habit was first used for active sport but increasingly became fashionable for traveling and informal outdoor leisurewear. This pattern includes a complete pattern for the jacket and waistcoat with instructions for the petticoat. In The Pennsylvania Gazette of 1776, “Run away . . .  two Irish servant women . . .  had on, and took with them, one camblet riding habit, faced with blue peelong” as cited in Wives, Slaves and Servant Girls.

A riding habit was worn over a shirt similar to that a man wears with a cravat or stock over the collar. Therefore you may be interested in the Women’s Riding Habit Shirt Pattern With Cravat & Stock.

197 in stock

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