Subscribe to Cut and Stitched My weekly newsletter featuring tailoring articles and research, as well as the latest products, offerings, and sales here at Historical Tailoring. Bespoke 19th century reproductions for historical interpreters and online masterclasses for aspiring tailors. From the Notebook Open-Top Pocket Construction – Part II 6 October, 2021 by James WilliamsWith the pocket bags assembled, we can now install them into the trousers. First, we need to trim … Open-Top Pocket Bag Construction 25 September, 2021 by James WilliamsTo begin construction of the pocket bags and facings, first transfer any stripes or plaids to the … Drafting Open-Top Trouser Pockets 25 September, 2021 by James WilliamsDrafting an open-top pocket is slightly more involved than the side-seam pocket, due to the special … Detachable Collar – Free Online Class Learn how to draft and construct a detachable collar based upon an original from the 1860s. Sign up below for this free class today!