During the Civil War it was not uncommon for boys as young as 12 years of age to enlist as drummer boys. Though they weren't technically soldiers, they were still close to the battle lines and often took up arms when battles became heated. This uniform is patterned after the standard pants and sack coat issued to enlisted men and is the same style worn by Johnny Clem, who at 9 years of age became the youngest soldier of the Civil War... actually, of any American war.
This pattern has been carefully researched with close attention to detailing. The pants have a fly front with a small working silver button and two front pockets. The jacket features a unique pocket in the front that is accessed through the front placket. The jacket is fully lined ... just like the original.
This Uniform was fit on an older, thicker bodied 18 inch American Girl doll body (woohoo!), but the design fits the newer, slimmer body sizes as well.
It looks amazingly like what Momma's great-great-grandfather wore during the civil war.
I don't need the pants, but I do want that coat!
And Shari say she hopes to make a pattern for a shirt and kepi cap in the near future!