Make a lovely Regency Frock Coat or Top Coat!
In the 18th century, we called the gentleman’s coat the Frock Coat, but the Frock Coat that appeared around 1816 was a different garment altogether. The Frock Coat was strictly for undress (informal) wear. The Great Coat or Top-Frock Coat was a longer version of the Frock Coat meant for outerwear. The Great Coat was identical in all ways to the Frock Coat except that it reached mid-calf or shin length.
Use our easy-to-follow pattern to make a Men's Frock Coat or Top Coat for the 1830s with narrow cuffs, attached wide skirts, and optional shoulder cape. Knee-length and long versions included.
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 5 yds 60” or 4 yds 45” wide; lining 5 yds 45” wide; interlining 2 yds 45” wide