RH912 — 1860s “Tweedside” Sack Jacket


Victorian Men’s Jacket sewing pattern



Get this pattern for the First Suit Coat!

Ever wonder where the modern man’s suit coat came from?  It came from this jacket from the 1860s!  Known as a “Tweedside” after a district in England, this simple jacket became the modern suit jacket.

Our pattern is based on an original tailor’s draft from the period and fits chests 38″-54″ with instructions for making the pattern fit larger sizes. All sizes are included in one envelope. Embellishment suggestions, historical notes and period tailoring techniques are also included.

Suggested Fabrics:
tweed wools, country plaids

Yardage Requirements:
4 yds at least 45″ wide or 3 yds 60″ wide

buttons for front closure
buttonhole floss

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Additional information

Weight 0.31 g
Type of Product

Paper Pattern, Downloadable


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