This coat pattern is perfect for the Late Bustle double breasted coat styles of 1883 – 1889. It is meant to be a winter outerwear coat, with batted linings to keep you warm and snugly in cold weather. The many style variations given in the pattern will allow you to create a beautiful coat in just about any style. It has several length variations: hip, thigh, knee, and ankle. There are 2 sleeve styles; one is a coat sleeve, and the other is a small bell sleeve which was especially popular 1887-1889. Also included are 2 collar styles, a high storm collar and roll collar with notched lapel. This coat can be fitted with front darts, or left as half fitted by omitting the darts. This coat is designed to fit over other garments, and over a bustle.
Our bodices are drafted based on a tailoring method actually used in the 1880’s. Each size is hand drawn, not scaled, with all of the seams true to the era. It is strongly advisable to make a mockup of the coat, before cutting out your fashion fabric, to check fit. If you have made other TV bodice patterns, the sizing choices for the coat will be the same as for your bodice. All the needed ease to be an outerwear garment has been added to the pattern.
Sizing and Yardage Information:
The following yardages should be used for Fabric, Lining, and Batting. If using a pre-quilted fabric, this will count as both the lining and the batting together.
|45″ with nap||45″ w/o nap||60″ with nap||60″ w/o nap|
|Hip Length||4 1/3 yards||4 1/3 yards||2 3/4 yards||2 2/3 yards|
|Thigh Lenth||5 3/4 yards||5 3/4 yards||3 2/3 yards||3 1/4 yards|
|Knee Length||7 yards||6 1/2 yards||4 3/4 yards||4 yards|
|Ankle||8 1/2 yards||8 1/4 yards||5 2/3 yards||5 2/3 yards|
Yardages given are approximate only!
For lining, use broadcloth or calico.
For batting, use cotton or wool quilt batting, or poly pre-quilted solids/calicos.
Notions: Buttons for closure, button cotter pins for false buttons, 2 yards ribbon or petersham.
All the sizes are included, as given below.