RH924 — 1880s-1900s Dinner Jacket or “Tuxedo”


Tuxedo sewing pattern



Buy our pattern and dress properly for dinner

This is the earliest incarnation of the dinner jacket — known in the US 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.

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.

Or choose Made to Measure and get a Tux pattern made in your personal measurements.

Embellishment suggestions, historical notes and period tailoring techniques are also included.

Suggested Fabrics:
suit wools

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

buttons for front closure
buttonhole floss

Let us help you! At Reconstructing History, we want to see you wearing the best garments you are capable of making. Email us at and we will answer any questions you might have.

Additional information

Weight 220 g
Type of Product

Paper Pattern, Downloadable


Standard Sizing, Made to Measure


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