Blue Tail Coat

1790s Tailcoat and Waistcoat Blue Tailcoat Back

Click to enlarge. Left: front view. Right: back view.

Pattern: Reconstructing History 1790s Frock Coat 804
Fabric and Materials: Blue linen/cotton for the fashion fabric, white linen/cotton for the lining, heavy linen for the collar interfacing, metal buttons, cotton Gutermann thread
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Inspiration Photos:

Click to enlarge. c. 1815 from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Notes: Made for Mike. Begun November 2009, finished December 2009. Mostly machine sewn. I had to make major modifications to the pattern in order to get it to fit. It ran larger than the envelope indicated, and there was an excess hump of fabric in the back. But I am very satisfied with the result. Main reference was Fitting and Proper by Sharon Ann Burnston.