This kit includes all the cut pieces of jean and lining, logwood dyed thread, N.C. State Seal buttons, wax, needle, and instructions for you to make a copy of the Williamson Jacket.
We offer this kit in logwood jean from Tartex Textiles. The logwood jean is traditionally dyed using a recipe found in the Fries Mill papers. The Fries Mill produced nearly a quarter million yards of jean for the State of North Carolina during the war. The logwood fabric we offer this kit in begins a medium blue gray and fades to the tan color of the original. It is clear and free of inclusions like the jean in the original jacket.
The Williamson jacket is a surviving Confederate jacket worn at Gettysburg. It is most likely a product of the N.C. Quartermaster's Dept. The jacket has a four piece body, two piece sleeve, and six button closure. This construction fits apparent transition made by N.C. uniforms as they moved from the early-war sack coat to the seemingly late-war one piece sleeve jackets. Two piece sleeves are seen in N.C. images in the mid-war period. There are two interior pockets in the osnaburg lining faced with jean cloth. It is faced at the bottom with jean.
There is quite a bit of odd assembly in the lining of the original jacket most likely due to incorrect cutting. We skip this detail in our kit. The original currently has Charlotte Military Institute buttons, but we offer this kit with the more often used N.C. State Seal buttons.
You have the option of having it made into a blank kit. This means all that will be left for you to do is to close the neck lining, close the the sleeve linings, work the pockets, work the button holes, and sew on the buttons.
Generally ships in two weeks.