Old Fort Niagara And Niagara University Partner To Make Historic Clothing

In Announcements, by , on December 15th, 2016

The Old Fort Niagara Association and Niagara University have partnered on a creative project to produce 18th century men’s waistcoats, which theatre department students are sewing and donating to the fort’s fife and drum corps.

Five university students in associate professor Marilyn Deighton’s Costume Construction class have spent 20-25 hours sewing 1770s British 8th Regiment waistcoats for their final project, which is due this Friday, Dec. 16. The vests are made of white wool, lined with unbleached linen and sewn with a welt pocket (one without a flap).

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