Look fabulous while lounging!
In the late Victorian period, the Smoking Jacket took the place of the banyan as a Gentleman's casual jacket for wear around the house. Virtually unchanged from the 1850s to the 1950s, Lounging Jackets featured shawl collars and double-breasted closures, usually with decorative frogging.
Oscar Wilde, Hugh Hefner, Cary Grant, Dean Martin, and Frank Sinatra were famous for wearing smoking jackets. Fred Astaire loved his so much he was buried in it!
Our pattern is based on an original tailor's draft from the period.
Fits chests 38" 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; silk for facings, cuffs and collar, and lining
Notions: thread; pre-made frogs or cording to make frogs
Yardage Requirements: 3 yds 60” or 4 yds 45” wide