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Pattern #147: Ropilla, y calson de seda
Casock, and breeches of silk


This is another pattern for a man's cassock and breeches from plain silk. Notice that the silk in question has a nap as all pieces are placed with bottoms to the left. Notice the the inclusion of the collar piece onto the cassock back piece and the two smaller collar pieces for the front of the collar. Also notice the slight curve in the front of the breech pattern on the righthand side. This corresponds to the cassock body front. A translation and fabric requirements is given below.

Large Version of Pattern 147

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Cassock, and breeches of silk. 6 1/2 baras x 2/3 baras (5.83 yards x 21.5 inches)

To cut this cassock, and breeches of silk, on fabric that has a surface pattern, it is necessary to switch around the said silk, and match to nap, and woven pattern, if it has a woven pattern, and of the part of our left hand are cut out the one breech leg, haldas backs, and front, quarter fronts, back, and collars; sleeves, and the other breech leg they come out of the tip of the silk of our right hand, and of the middle are cut out finishing pieces for said cassock, and breeches. This takes of silk of Castillian baras, six baras and one half: and of Valencian baras, six baras: and of Aragon baras, six baras, three quarters and a twelfth: and of Catalonia the half less than the baras of Aragon. And this can be done of any of the said baras by this same one pattern.

For a more complete definition of the various spanish terms, please see A Comprehensive Tailoring Vocabulary.

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