Make a Victorian sac coat!
We know that the Lounge Suit of the 1870s is the outfit from which the modern man’s suit derived. But in a world of frock coats and morning coats and cutaways, just exactly how did this simple jacket come into being?
This is the earliest incarnation of the modern man's suit jacket — the lounge jacket. Originally a working-man's coat, this lounge jacket became casual wear for the man of fashion in the late Victorian period.
Use our easy-to-follow pattern, based on an original tailor's draft from the period, to make a fabulous Lounge Jacket!
Made to Measure pattern in your personal measurements.
Also included are assembly instructions, embellishment suggestions, and the extensive historical notes you've come to expect from Reconstructing History.
NOTE: the downloadable version of this pattern will not deliver immediately like our other downloads. Kass has to format it first. You will receive an email when your download is available.
Suggested Fabrics: wool; linen or lightweight cotton for lining; heavy linen or canvas for interlining
Notions: thread; 4 buttons for front; 6 smaller buttons for sleeve decoration; buckram; wool felt or padding for collar; buttonhole floss
Yardage Requirements: Jacket 3 yds 60” or 4 yds 45” wide; lining 4 yds 45” wide; interlining 2 yds 45” wide