A lovely Morning Coat for any Victorian or early 20th century event!
The Morning Coat or Cutaway Frock Coat was originally a coat worn on a gentleman’s morning ride. The skirts were cut away in front so as not to get rumpled while astride. By the 1880s, sleeves wide at the elbow and narrow at the cuff so popular in the 1860s had gone away to be replaced by the modern narrow sleeve. A false or formed cuff decorated the sleeves. The single-breasted version of the coat became more popular in the 1880s through the end of the century. The single-breasted version is still the more popular version today. The Morning Coat was typically worn with patterned
trousers much as it is today.
Use our easy-to-follow pattern to make a Men's Morning Coat or Riding Coat for the 1880s through 1930s with narrow cuffs, attached cutaway skirts, side panel, and single-breasted front closure.
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 collar; buttonhole floss
Yardage Requirements: Coat 3 yds 60” or 4 yds 45” wide; lining 2 yds 45” wide; interlining 2 yds 45” wide