RH925 — 1870s-1900s Norfolk Jacket


Victorian Shooting Jacket sewing pattern



Make yourself what the well-dressed gentleman wears to play with our comprehensive pattern.

In the days when a suit was casual wear, what did men wear when engaged in sport.  Surely there were no T-shirts and basketball shorts!  They were not.  But there was the Norfolk Jacket.  Invented by the sportif Edward VII while still Prince of Wales under Mummy Victoria, the Norfolk Jacket’s pleats allowed a man freedom of movement while still preserving a dignified appearance.

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. Banded and pleated versions both included.  (If the yoked version is desired, please see RH1080, the 1910s Golf Jacket).  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 240 g
Type of Product

Paper Pattern, Downloadable


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