Be the best dressed at the Ball!
By the 1860s, the Dress Coat became fully modern, cut double-breasted, and always worn open and unbuttoned. Many coats and jackets were trimmed with dark braid. By the 1880s, all of the braid and other decoration was gone. The Dress Coat of the 1880s is truly the modern Tail Coat.
Use our easy-to-follow pattern to make a Men's Dress Coat for the 1880s to the Present Day!
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