View Full Version : Piping for New York Shell Jacket
09-06-2008, 09:54 PM
I am working on a project of making a New York Shell Jacket (1862) . I have the fabric but am now looking for piping. I found wool piping from Jarnigans, and mohair piping from James Country Mercantile ( http://www.jamescountry.com/fabric.html ) but those are the only places at all I have found piping. What is best to use, and where can I get it?
09-07-2008, 11:07 AM
Historic Clothiers offers Worsted Wool Cording:
09-07-2008, 12:27 PM
It depends on what original coat your copying. The original that I copy at west point, was corded not piped. This meaning the cording was applied after the coat was finished. If its piped, then a simple strip of wool folded into the seam is the way to go.
09-07-2008, 03:36 PM
A friend of mine says she uses Needle and Thread, in Gettysburg for her piping & etc. They will ship it right away, but You have to call in the order.
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