Swan’s Down Vest

I have seen several mentions of a Swan’s Down Vest.  My research revealed to me that “Swan’s Down” was a very soft wool fabric used for vests and baby clothes.  I found a very soft blanket material and using the pictures from McCloskey and Landry’s article on clothing from the Book of Buckskinning volume VII, I made a nice vest.  It is a dark maroon color.  The pics make it look brighter than it is.

This vest is lined with a cotton striped material and has a shawl collar.  It should be very warm and will be a nice addition to my wardrobe especially at Bent’s Old Fort.

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2 Responses to Swan’s Down Vest

  1. Ron says:

    Good research especially for using in winter conditions. I like your seamstress skills.
    Nathan was at the squirrel shoot this weekend. He did very well and we enjoyed connecting with him.

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