A military man isn’t always in Full Dress Uniform (Tunic) or Formal Evening Dress (Mess Dress). Certainly the pageantry of the Victorian Military wasn’t dropped as soon as formality slackened. For these less than formal occasions, there is the Military Frock Coat. Related to the civilian frock coat, the Military Frock Coat gained popularity among the armies of Europe and the Commonwealth in the 1830s. It's still worn today; Prince William has been photographed wearing the Frock Coat as part of his Irish Guards uniform when doing public service.
Our easy-to-use pattern helps you make a Victorian Era Men's Army Frock Coat for the 1850s through 1910s. Variations to conform to the 1856, 1868, 1881 and 1910s regulations included. Full instructions on how to construct the garment along period lines.
Fits chests 34" to 54", waists 28" to 50", and hips 35" to 55". 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; buttons and braid for front and sleeve decoration; buckram or tailor’s canvas; wool felt or padding for collar; buttonhole floss
Tunic 4 yds 60” or 5 yds 45” wide
lining 3 yds 45” wide
interlining 2 yds 45” wide