Make a Victorian sac coat!
We know that the Lounge Suit of the 1870s is the outfit from which the modern man’s suit derived. But in a world of frock coats and morning coats and cutaways, just exactly how did this simple jacket come into being?
This is the earliest incarnation of the modern man's suit jacket — the lounge jacket. Originally a working-man's coat, this lounge jacket became casual wear for the man of fashion in the late Victorian period.
Use our easy-to-follow pattern, based on an original tailor's draft from the period, to make a fabulous Lounge Jacket!
Fits chests 34" to 54". All sizes in one envelope.
Or order a Made to Measure pattern in your personal measurements.
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 cotton for lining; heavy linen or canvas for interlining
Notions: thread; 4 buttons for front; 6 smaller buttons for sleeve decoration; buckram; wool felt or padding for collar; buttonhole floss
Yardage Requirements: Jacket 3 yds 60” or 4 yds 45” wide; lining 4 yds 45” wide; interlining 2 yds 45” wide