Make the First Suit Coat!
Ever wonder where the modern man's suit coat came from? It came from this jacket from the 1860s! Known as a "Tweedside" after a district in England, this simple jacket became the modern suit jacket.
Use our easy-to-follow pattern, based on an original tailor's draft from the period, to make a fabulous Tweedside.
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; linen or lightweight silk for lining; heavy linen, buckram or canvas for interlining
Notions: thread; 5 buttons for front, 6 smaller buttons for sleeve decoration; buckram; wool felt or padding for collar; buttonhole floss
Yardage Requirements: Coat 3 yds 60” or 4 yds 45” wide; lining 4 yds 45” wide; interlining 2 yds 45” wide