Grey tweed woollen (over)coat with green cording, green lining and wooden buttons.
I found an image of the original in De Gracieuse, A Dutch Victorian fashion magazine, dated to the 15th of June 1877.
Ageless Patterns, 1877 Gray Jacket for Boy 9-11 Yrs.
It is hard finding victorian boy's costume patterns. Patterns for girls are relatively easy, even brands like Simplicity have victorian
style girls costume patterns, but nothing for boys. So when I came across Ageless Patterns, where I could choose from several
Victorian Boys clothing patterns I was really happy.
About the pattern
Patterns from Ageless Patterns are original victorian patterns, in one, the
original, size only, with the original description enclosed. The description is
usually minimal, for best results I advice using (Victorian) tailoring
techniques books, like Authentic Victorian Dressmaking Techniques by Kristina
Harris or in Dutch an old version of Ik kan kostuumnaaien and making a mock-up
version. If you have sewing experience and common sense the patterns, I have
used, will be doable. I didn't make any big changes to this costume, I added an
extra layer of lining, as it will be used as a wintercoat. I left out the
breastpocket, as I had trouble enough sewing the two lower pockets in. Also I
enlarged the armholes, like most vintage patterns the armholes are to small for
the comfort of the modern wearer.
Costume made and worn in 2009
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