The Victorian Frock Coat with Shawl Collar Brocade Vest
A single breasted frock coat in brown wool herringbone. Worn over a polyester brocade vest of black, bronze and gold. Both garments fastened with antique brass buttons. Pattern by Laughing Moon Mercantile #109.
A day in the country or a day at the grocery store. It’s all GOOD in a fabulous coat like this!
Buttoned up with just a hint of the vest showing.
And here is the back detail with shaped seams, buttons and full length tails.
I’ve been wearing this coat for a couple of days now and totally love it. It was a challenging project (aren’t they all) and I had to alter the pattern quite a bit, but I believe my efforts were all worth it. I love Fall, and having a coat like this somehow lessens the painful reality that Winter will be here before too long.
No rest for the weary, however. I’m launching immediately into the Japanese pea coat, and get this….. I’ll be doing it as a sew-along with one of my blog followers from Gloucestershire, UK! She’s traced the pattern and made the muslin, so I have some catching up to do. If anyone else has the book and wants to play along don’t be shy.