Dress properly for dinner!
This is the earliest incarnation of the dinner jacket, known in the USA as the Tuxedo. A marriage between the casual lounge jacket and the very very informal smoking jacket, the dinner jacket became casual evening wear for the man of fashion in the late Victorian and Edwardian periods.
Use our easy-to-follow pattern, based on an original tailor's draft from the period, to make your own historical dinner 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; 2 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