Make yourself the first real "Tails"!
By the end of the 18th century, the coat had transformed. The skirts narrowed and the cuffs become smaller, and materials and decoration dark and sober. Men’s coats became broader in the shoulders, wider in the skirts, and narrower in the waist.
In the 1830s when tailors added a dart to the waist of the cutaway frock coat, "Tails" were born! Tail Coat was worn for all dress occasions, both day and evening, single- and double-breasted.
Use our easy-to-follow pattern to make a Men's Dress Coat from the 1830s with narrow cuffs and skirts, cut-away front, and fold-over collar.
Fits chests 34" to 54". 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 or heavy silk; linen or lightweight silk for lining; heavy linen, buckram or canvas for interlining
Notions: thread; up to 24 buttons for front, side & pockets; buckram; wool felt or padding for shoulders & skirts; buttonhole floss
Yardage Requirements: Coat 3 yds 60” or 4 yds 45” wide; lining 2 yds 45” wide; interlining 2 yds 45” wide