"Mom, would you make a Patriot outfit for me for Halloween? I want it to look like this..." (he shows me a picture that he has found in a book.) "I want the coat to be blue with the red on the front with silver buttons and a white vest. I also want a pouch that the straps cross over my chest and I want to use Dad's muzzle loader."
A quick search of sewing patterns at JoAnn's and I found Butterick 3072. Not sure how historically accurate this pattern is but the 12 year old I made it for is not so much about the historical accuracy as he is how cool he looks whilst wearing it! And may I just say, he TOTALLY LOOKS AAAAAAWESOME!!!
All the accessories we had on hand...some boots I got at a thrift store, a tea stained looking pair of pants (I read somewhere that men dyed their pants and vests with tea? Odd...has anyone else read this?), an old leather and deer hide satchel that my Dad gave me. Greg's Indiana Jones leather hat that got re-shaped, and Greg's muzzle loader...Perfect!!!
May I present, Colton White, Patriot of the American Revolution.
adorable handsome young man...ready for Halloween or any other dress up event that calls for a Patriot!
Be blessed my friends!