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Frock Coat


by: B. Daniel Weger


The original garment was likely made for a man with a 34-inch chest and a 29 inch waist.  The reproduction was created for a modern man with a 41-inch chest and a 37-inch waist. In addition, some assumptions were made during the pattern development regarding incremental scaling of lapel lines and overlap of the double breast portion. In the reproduction an amount of 1/2 inch was added to both areas. The top of the lapel's facing turn-back was dropped by 3/4 inch making the collar longer by the same amount. These changes balanced the lay of these points to fall at proportionately more appealing intervals throughout the coat.  All tailoring methods were duplicated; all fabrics were chosen as close to the original as available.


© B. Daniel Weger, 2009