Wearing History Archive Couture Pattern #AC104
This is a wide format printed pattern that is mailed to you.
1899 Great Coat Trimmed with Fur
One Size Only- Size 34" Bust, Waist 26"
A gorgeous 1890s overcoat with a fur trim. The fur can also be substituted for a contrast fabric.
- Difficulty -
Advanced difficulty. Must be able to put a garment together with no instruction. You may wish to have a sewing book handy for detailed techniques.
ABOUT THIS PATTERN:
From an original 1899 period sewing pattern from La Mode Illustree.
Archive Couture patterns are an exercise for one’s skills, and an adventure into understanding sewing from antique patterns. Please read more details about this pattern below.
-Size and Yardage-
This pattern is available in one size only.
This pattern did not originally indicate size. Based on our mock up, we estimate this size to be 34" bust, 26" waist.
You may be able to cut from less fabric on modern widths. Test pattern placement on a modern width to estimate yardage.
- - WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH THIS PATTERN - -
- A clean, computer drawn pattern of the basic pattern shapes needed to create the garment illustrated.
- Very basic original text-only sewing description and very basic instructions
- Additions of watchpoints for fitting and a page of text only written clarification of original sewing instructions.
- Estimated grain lines. The original pattern did not have grain lines given.
- - - What Is NOT Included With This Pattern - -
As per the "About Archive Couture Patterns" paragraph below, what is not included is standard of patterns of this age.
- NO Seam or Hem Allowance
- NO sewing illustrations. You must be familiar with how to put a garment together using pattern shapes and garment illustration.
- NO finishing techniques or facing pieces
- NO trim placement.
- NO button and buttonhole placement.
- - - About Archive Couture Patterns - -
Archive Couture patterns are of Advanced Difficulty and recommended for those who are familiar with putting patterns together with little to no instruction, and who are familiar with pattern alterations for fit. These patterns are have been taken from original historical source materials. These sources may include diagrams, overlapping patterns in magazine issues, early tissue paper patterns, or other period source material. The source material was used by experienced home sewists, dressmakers, or tailors of the period from which they are derived. These patterns were only available only in single sizes, with details such as grain lines or buttonholes most often unmarked. Wearing History has clarified markings (where given) and supplied tips for working with these historical patterns. You may choose to have a modern or period sewing book on hand to help with construction and fitting. Archive Couture patterns follow the period shapes of the original period source material, maintaining the historical accuracy and fit of the completed garment. Fitting a muslin mockup is strongly recommended, as all garments were meant to be worn over period foundation garments or corsetry. Fit and proportion of these patterns are different than modern costume patterns and may require alteration to fit your modern body, even when wearing period style foundations. Several mock ups may be required to achieve ideal fit. We believe these patterns should not be lost to time or languish in historical archives, but be made available for historical sewing enthusiasts of today.