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Cravat and Cummerband Help Please
Mon 30-May-11
12:57 pm
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Original Redhead
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Hi,  thought one of you lovely people may be able to assist.  

 

I'm trying to find a pattern (preferably free) for a cravat - not Regency style and cummerband. 

 

Have tried googling but my brain doesn't seem to be working as getting nothing using the search terms that seem obvious.

 

Anyone know of any sites that may help without me needing to subscribe to them.

 

Thanks in advance

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Mon 30-May-11
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Cummerbund here.  Will come back if I find a cravat.

Try this:   FREE CRAVAT PATTERN

  1. Cut 1.5 yards white linen. Keep the selvage edge smooth.
  2. Fold in half lengthwise.
  3. Measure 10 inches on the fold and cut. This will give you an isosceles triangle, 55" x 10".
  4. Hand sew a narrow hem on the slanted edges - the selvage edge is already finished.
  5. Spray starch and iron.

I'll try that again!

Mon 30-May-11
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A simple cravat is nothing more than a length of material (just like a long scarf). It can be lined if you want it to be stiff.  A cummerbund is slightly more complicated & I can't find any diagrams of them but I have found a photo of one (from a company that sells them) & it shows where the seams & pleated front are situated. I recommend backing this on a stiff interlining as otherwise it will tend to curl up as the wearer bends. You can see in the photo of the blue cummerbund (scroll right down to find it) that it has an elastic back fastening, this is a good idea as otherwise they bag at the front.

Good luck, it is very easy to do¦.I promise.  smile

 

http://smartshopbuy.com/ties/leprechaun-party-by-k.....iels-g.htm

 

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from Les Miserables

Mon 30-May-11
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Thanks,

 

the design I was hoping to find makes a finished article abit like ......................http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?VISuperSize.....0671540551

 

What I'll do is make the design suggested by Toffee and then if have time see if I can make above item without a pattern if push comes to shove ............ luckily loads of material to play with, if not much time.

 

Lastminute.com seems to be a way of life at the minute.  aargh

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