A small one, but still a project! This is going to be a new waistcoat. I have two finer ones (read here and here) and need something less formal for outings and other occasions. One can´t have too many waistcoats, ey! So I found this pink linen – I believe it was once a tea-towel – and I knew immediately what to do with it. I have spent many hours online analyzing portraits 1790-1810 with nice double-breasted waistcoats and generous lapels, but I think there is just enough material for a simple single-breasted dito. The sheer, unbleached cotton/linen blend for back and lining, and half a dozen of these metal buttons. Could be nice when combined with the dark navy tailcoat and buff breeches. All hand stitched, of course.
Something like MacFadyen´s Darcy, below? Or the 1813 fashion plate?