Men’s Regency Tailcoat with Collar Notch and Lapel Options
This Tailcoat has no waist seam, no lapel/front
seam and is double breasted with the bottom 3 buttons meant to
be buttoned. When buttoned the collar and lapels bow out to
make room for shirt, cravat, and up to two vests. The collar
stands approximately 3 inches tall at the back of the neck when
folded over. The front of the coat is cut broad and the back narrow,
forcing an erect stance or may even throw the shoulders
back. The fit is very close. The sleeves are very long, meaning
to end at the wrist or longer, with the cuffs adding another 3 inches
so that the sleeves with cuffs end at the knuckles of the hand.
The sleeves fit very closely except at the top where they are
puffed and full. The shoulders are cut very narrow. There are
two separate tails that overlap at center back. The coat has an
inside breast pocket and there are two tail pockets. The side of
the front has two pocket flaps that cover the opening of the tail
pockets. View A can be made with any wool. Views B and C
have a collar that must be made with wool that does not ravel or
ravels very little. View A lapel is a simple notched collar, which
could be made with the upper collar of velvet if desired. View B
is a wide “M” notch. View C is a wide touching “M” notch.
“Lark’s Tongue” notch and is very pointed. View D is a wide
“M” notch. View E is a long touching “M” notch.
The instructions have both period and modern (theatrical)
tailoring instructions. Information about fabric, interfacing, lining,
fit, and supplies sources are included inside the pattern.