1877 A Victorian Boys Coat

1877 A Victorian Boys Coat


Grey tweed woollen (over)coat with green cording, green lining and wooden buttons.


1877 A Victorian Boys Coat

I found an image of the original in De Gracieuse, A Dutch Victorian fashion magazine, dated to the 15th of June 1877.

Patterns used

Ageless Patterns, 1877 Gray Jacket for Boy 9-11 Yrs.

More information

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.

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1877 A Victorian Boys Coat

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Costume made and worn in 2009