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1860s Sack Coat and Pants - Enlisted Civil War Uniform - Union or Confederate by Thimbles and Acorns
This time, I am trying something completely different.... as the mother of four boys it was inevitable that I would have to do something for them.
During the Civil War it was not uncommon for boys as young as 12 years of age to enlist as drummer boys. Though they weren't technically soldiers, they were still close to the battle lines and often took up arms when battles became heated. This uniform is patterned after the standard pants and sack coat issued to enlisted men and is the same style worn by Johnny Clem, who at 9 years of age became the youngest soldier of the Civil War... actually, of any American war.
This pattern has been carefully researched with close attention to detailing. The pants have a fly front with a small working silver button and two front pockets. The jacket features a unique pocket in the front that is accessed through the front placket. The jacket is fully lined ... just like the original.
This Uniform was fit on an older, thicker bodied 18 inch American Girl doll body, but the design fits the newer , slimmer body sizes as well.
A 20 page pattern in PDF format will be sent to you by e-mail after purchase. It is designed to print on standard 8 -1/2" x 11" paper. The basic pattern itself is not too difficult, but some sewing experience is helpful.
This listing is for a PDF version of the pattern. A printed version is available upon request, but will include a $3.45 printing and shipping charge.
For customers who have already purchased this pattern that would like to request an updated version, please send me a convo with your receipt number and the e-mail address you would like it sent to.
Last Revised: 7/27/12