View Full Version : Kepi making?

John Legg
11-20-2006, 08:57 PM
hey guys,

there is probaly some kind topic like this started here or the AC.

but id like to try to make me a kepi.

i will be getting about a yard of Blue/grey on hemp jean from a pard.

does anyone have any good patterns or if you know of any websites.

ive been searchin and have had no luck.

Thanks to you all!,

11-20-2006, 09:07 PM
The old "Confederate Sketchbook" had one in it; the Blair Royal cap, if I remember correctly. For a while, it seemed to be the only kepi out there on the reproduction market. I made one from the sketchbook, and remember it not coming out as well as I would've liked in the translation to by head size (but then one kepi is hardly a real practice). There's a reason the cost of professionally made kepis is so high in terms of the labor.
BTW, where does one get blue gray on hemp jean? That sounds like something I'd like.

John Legg
11-20-2006, 09:21 PM
where can i find the confederate sketchbook?

and you can pick it up from pat at FHW.


11-21-2006, 05:49 AM
Period Impressions #810 is their 1858 Forage cap that also has instructions for the Kepi. Easy pattern too.

Here is one place that has it: http://www.umvmco.com/Patterns.htm

11-22-2006, 10:40 PM
Hey, John,
Check this link:


John Legg
11-22-2006, 11:00 PM

funny funny movie! haha