Make a single or double-breasted dress coat!
The 1830s saw men’s fashion enter an era of exaggeration. By the 1840s, however, sanity was to return to fashion and men’s coat settled into a less severe style. The basic shape of the 1840s coat has not changed drastically since then. The cut-in Tail Coat was worn for all dress occasions, both day and evening, in single- and double-breasted styles.
Use our easy-to-follow pattern to make a Men's Dress Coat for the 1840s with narrow cuffs and skirts, cut-away front, and fold-over collar.
Fits chests 34" to 54". All sizes in one envelope.
Also included are assembly instructions, embellishment suggestions, and the extensive historical notes you've come to expect from Reconstructing History.
Suggested Fabrics: wool or heavy silk; linen or lightweight silk for lining; heavy linen, buckram or canvas for interlining
Notions: thread; up to 24 buttons for front, side & pockets; buckram; wool felt or padding for shoulders & skirts; buttonhole floss
Yardage Requirements: Coat 3 yds 60” or 4 yds 45” wide' lining 2 yds 45” wide; interlining 2 yds 45” wide