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Flat Cap (NP E501)

Flat Cap (NP E501)


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Our flat cap is stylish and easy to make. This headgear has been extremely popular among gentlemen in unchanged form since the last decades of the 19th century and is still a fashion accessory today. Initially known as a cap of the working class, it quickly found its way into fashion as part of a boy’s wardrobe until it was discovered by fashion-conscious young men in the 1920s. Since then, it has been a man’s ideal companion for leisure, sport and travel!

Based on a german original pattern from 1936.

Size: Head Circumference 57 cm = 22 3/4″


Information about our original period patterns:

This line features sewing patterns taken from antique originals in our private collection for maximum authenticity!

Enjoy the luxury of being able to use an antique pattern with all mod cons! No more handling fragile paper or trying to cope with old instruction manuals!

We have given our patterns a modern revamp, so you can enjoy all features of a contemporary sewing pattern: all pattern pieces are labelled with names and cutting directions, grain lines have been marked, instruction manuals are in modern English (often with illustrations).

Especially pre-1915 patterns often lack detailed instructions, that’s why we modified them to modern standards for ease of use. However, they are usually not as detailed as a modern commercial sewing pattern. Any experienced seamstress or tailor should be able to work with this pattern line.

Our antique period patterns mostly come in a single size only, as it was customary before the invention of the multisize pattern. You will have to adapt the original size to your own measurements. We highly recommend making a mockup/toile in scrap fabric first for a perfectly fitted period garment!