Many living historians are prohibited from developing their
impressions because of the costly nature of authentic goods. Very often
the materials that go into a particular garment can be had for an
excellent price, but because of the labor involved, the prices can
quickly go into the triple figures. The simple truth is, if you can do
five basic stitches (whip stitch, top stitch, running stitch, buttonhole
stitch, and back stitch) you can make just about any 19th century
garment if given the right instruc-tions.
Our kits will include everything you need to make yourself a top
quality garment except the needle and the time it takes to put it
together. If you carefully follow our instructions, using the color
pictures and contacting us with any specific questions you might have,
you can reproduce an entirely handsewn garment for a fraction of the
cost of a finished good from a retailer or manufacturer. The kits will
include all the pieces needed to make the garment (properly labeled,)
detailed instructions with color pictures throughout, thread, and even a
ball of wax.
Testimonial… Jim Worrell, winner of the 2008 N-SSA Robert L. Miller
Memorial uniform competition wearing a uniform he made himself from W, W, & Co. kits. Jim had the following to say about our kits:
“Dan supplied me with the kits for the sack coat, trousers and
drawers; all are of the Schuylkill arsenal pattern, as I was portraying a
soldier from the 1st Delaware Infantry Regiment, just after the battle
Having no experience at hand sewing, I was very grateful for the
color photo/text instructions that came with the kits, all materials
were of the correct weight and weave, even the thread was perfect, each
kit came with more than enough thread.
Probably the best part of dealing with Wambaugh & White was the
support/advice Dan gave me, he was always there when I called on the
All in all, I must say that it was a very good experience.” Jim Worrell
Thanks Jim! And we are happy to have played a small part in your winning the award!