RH940 — Gentleman’s Victorian Inverness Coat


Victorian Men’s Coat sewing pattern



Will the real Sherlock please stand up!

Look like you favourite movie star in your own Sherlock Holmes Inverness Coat.  You need our pattern for this beautiful Inverness coat based on an original pattern from the 19th century.  Fits chests 34″ through 54″ with instructions for larger sizes.

The Inverness Coat is really more of a cape than a coat.  Starting as a single-breasted variation of the Ulster, in the 1870s the cape stopped going all the way around the back and was instead sewn into the armholes in the rear.  In the 1880s, sleeves were deemed unnecessary and the armhole was cut away to accommodate movement.  Thus the flowing outer garment made famous by Sherlock Holmes was born!

All sizes are  included in one pattern. Detailed instructions, period tailoring directions, embellishment suggestions, and historical notes are also included.

Suggested Fabrics:
coat weight wool

thread, buttons for front closure

Yardage Requirements:
6 yards at least 60” wide

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Additional information

Weight 0.00 g
Type of Product

Paper Pattern, Downloadable


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