|A period stock from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston|
I measured my neck, and the width of the brass buckles I had, and from there figured out how much linen to cut. Using the same method of gathering pleats as with the shirt, I gathered the ends and sewed them to the tabs of the stock, and then made buttonholes in the tabs to insert the buckles:
I think it turned out great. Here are some shots of the finished pieces:
And with the cravat:
Next up: an actual piece of Victorian tailoring!