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We offer no-obligation, free custom estimates. If you don't see what you're looking for in our catalog, simply send us an email with a link to an image of the garment you would like us to make for you and we will be happy to work up a price for you.

Frock Coats, Waistcoats and Pirate gowns, dresses, clothing and costumes for men and women!

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The Hunting Frock

The Very Merry Seamstress offers customized pirate attire for women, frock coats and waistcoats for men and women and customized Gypsy garb (just let us know what you want, and we can make it)

The Hunting frock features a saucy low-cut, front lacing full-circle skirted "coat," with contrasting trim at the wide cuffs, pullback corners at the front base of the skirting, and your choice of either silver or gold tone jeweled buttons in the back, at the cuffs and at the turnbacks. The design is meant to be worn with a corset or bodice underneath to smooth the silhouette, and with a blouse or partlet.

The hunting frock laces at the front through grommets and may be lavishly timmed or completely unadorned. The cost depends on fabric types and amount and cost of trimmings you desire. We offer basic fabric and trimming prices below, but we can add more/different trims for an additional price. We can also happily line your skirting and sleeves for you - just ask for a custom price estimate and we'll be happy to oblige. :-)

The skirted hunting frock is VERY fitted at the underbust area - this is NOT a loosely fitted frock coat

You may order the additional accessories by clicking on the following links:

back-lacing corset bodice

satin skirt c(ustomized jacquard trim at the hem is an additional cost)

blouse partlet.

We offer basic hunting frock in a variety of fabrics and trims (a few basics are listed below) and if you need different materials, we'd be delighted to give you an estimate of cost, based on your needs. Just email us and we'll get started!

A note about the hunting frock from customer Mari:

Hello Heather, holy crap! That is the coolest girly frock coat I've seen so far! The partlet is very cool too... love everything! Thanks again for putting those things together for me. I will definately order some other stuff from you in the future and will spread the word in this state at least. I will e-mail you some photos with it on this summer. You rock!
Blue skies, Mari


 




Prices below are for the HUNTING FROCK only.
These prices do not include other accessories, which are available on other pages of the site, links to the left, in different fabrics and styles.

hunting frock in basic cotton
and contrasting cotton for turnbacks and cuffs, with basic trims and buttons in silver or gold tone

$125

hunting frock in twill
and decorative fabric, with basic trims and buttons in silver or gold tone

$150

hunting frock in faux suede
and decorative fabrics, with basic trims and buttons in silver or gold tone

$175

hunting frock in cotton velvet
and decorative fabrics, with basic trims and buttons in silver or gold tone

$225

 


The Men's PirateFrock Coat

This elaborate frock coat is wonderful for Pirate reenactments or weddings - for men who want only the biggest, baddest cuffs, this is the frock coat for you. This is NOT a costume quality garment - it is a sturdy, quality heirloom garment that you can wear for years to come.

The soutache-trimmed Frock Coat is a full length frock coat made from lush fabrics, available in a multitude of colors, lined with crepe-back satin and exquisitely trimmed with either gold or silver soutache braid, or black or white loop braid down the front of the coat. Trim designs and pattern can be customized - as pictured or with other patterns (email us for details). The frock comes with trim at the front of the coat only. Additional trim may be added for an upgrade in price.

We trim the coat with your choice of black, gold or silver-tone buttons from our exclusive stash of fabulous shank buttons.

This fabulous frock coat features three full godets - one at each seam (back and both sides) to add an amazingly full skirting.

We make your coat to your precise measurements. The frock coat is not a tightly fitted garment, but is meant to be worn fairly loosely.

You may order the additional accessories by clicking on the following links: The pictured ensemble features lacy jabot cuffs and collar, men's blouse, and breeches. We offer basic Frock Coat in a variety of fabrics and trims (a few basics are listed below) and if you need different materials, we'd be delighted to give you an estimate of cost, based on your needs. Just email us and we'll get started!


Prices below are for the FROCK COAT only.
These prices do not include other accessories - jabot collar and lace cuffs, blouse, or breeches, which are available on other pages of the site, links to the left, in different fabrics and styles.

Frock coat in cotton velvet or faux suede, lined with satin, with gold, silver, white or black soutache/braided trim with matching buttons

$475

You do not have to choose colors/sizes when ordering. After you place your order, we will email you a detailed order form to fill out for measurements and color options.

You do not have to choose colors/sizes when ordering. After you place your order, we will email you a detailed order form to fill out for measurements and color options.
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Men's unlined frock coat in faux suede or plush velvet, no soutache trim, $375

You do not have to choose colors/sizes when ordering. After you place your order, we will email you a detailed order form to fill out for measurements and color options.

 



The Wedding Waistcoat (Vest)

 

The Very Merry Seamstress offers customized waistcoats (vests) for men and women!

The Waistcoat is a fully lined vest, worn under the frock coat, with working buttons, made to your precise measurements.We offer the waistcoat vest in a variety of standard fabrics, listed to the right, but if you don't see the fabric you'd like, just let us know and we'll be happy to give you a price estimate.

You may order the additional accessories by clicking on the following links: The ensemble to the right includes a cotton velvet and synthetic brocade frock coat, lacy jabot cuffs and collar, men's blouse, and breeches. We offer basic Frock Coat in a variety of fabrics and trims (a few basics are listed below) and if you need different materials, we'd be delighted to give you an estimate of cost, based on your needs. Just email us and we'll get started!

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: This item is a modern vest, not a doublet. If you're looking for a doublet, please click here.

 

Prices below are for the WAISTCOAT/VESTS only.
These prices do not include other accessories - jabot collar and lace cuffs, blouse, breeches or frock coat, which are available on other pages of the site, links to the left, in different fabrics and styles.

waistcoat in cotton
(this is very lightweight and "costumey." We recommend going with a better fabric for formal occasions)

$50

You do not have to choose colors/sizes when ordering. After you place your order, we will email you a detailed order form to fill out for measurements and color options.

Waistcoat in plush velvet or twill

$60

You do not have to choose colors/sizes when ordering. After you place your order, we will email you a detailed order form to fill out for measurements and color options.

Waistcoat in faux suede, brocade, damask, dupioni silk
or cotton velvet

$70

You do not have to choose colors/sizes when ordering. After you place your order, we will email you a detailed order form to fill out for measurements and color options.

Waistcoat in one or two colors of wool, or one color of wool and synthetic brocade

$80

You do not have to choose colors/sizes when ordering. After you place your order, we will email you a detailed order form to fill out for measurements and color options.

 

Waistcoat in dupioni or cotton velvet and synthetic brocade

$150

You do not have to choose colors/sizes when ordering. After you place your order, we will email you a detailed order form to fill out for measurements and color options.

 


Bonny Pirate Bodice with turnbacks:
Fully Reversible!

We're so pleased to offer this extremely versatile and summertime-cool, sleeveless Pirate Bodice. It's fully reversible, so you get two bodices for the price of one. It also features two lacing points - one in the front and one in the back, for an extremely size-friendly garment and TONS of grommets. You will need to purchase two brooches or decorative pins (not included) to hold back your turnbacks, since sewing a permanent button in place will make it so the garment is no longer reversible. Garment is available in twill, or damask/dupioni. This is a very supportive bodice with boning in the front and back, made of only the sturdiest and most supportive fabrics available. If you want to skip the corset and wear a bodice that will do the work for you, this is the one to buy!

Pirate Bodice!

Pirate Bodice in twill: $123.50

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Pirate Bodice in damask, cotton velvet or dupioni: $162.50

 


 

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