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PRINTED PATTERN- Sophie- 1899 French Jacket Pattern- 30"-46" Bust

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Wearing History Sophie - 1899 French Jacket E-pattern
Sizes 30" Bust- 46" Bust, all in one size packet.

Printed Pattern-  mailed to you.


~ Upper Intermediate to Advanced Difficulty ~

An elegant jacket, from the year 1899, that is ideal for late Victorian, early Edwardian, and steampunk looks. This jacket has a flared Medici collar with petal detail, circular cuffs, and scalloped hem. The jacket may be accented by rows of top-stitching. Works well in wool, linen, or cotton for both the fashionable lady or the lady adventurer.

This pattern originally appeared in La Mode Illustree in the year 1899. While based on an original pattern and while this pattern follows the original silhouette very closely, this pattern has had significant improvements to make it more user-friendly for today’s dressmaker.
This pattern has been trued up from the original pattern and includes the addition of multi-sizes, seam allowance, grain lines, notches, facing pieces, and pattern markings which were not originally included. This pattern has been supplemented with my illustrations and text to make basic, untailored construction easier to comprehend. Basic lining instructions are included, but are not in-depth. If you desire more tailoring or lining instruction, it is suggested to supplement this pattern with a book that instructs tailored garment construction.

Fit and construction of this garment is more complex than the majority of garments made today. Test the construction and fit first in a cheap mock up fabric, since the fit and construction of garments from the 19th century are so VASTLY different than garments today. The fit is unchanged from the original 19th century source material. This was originally designed to be worn over period foundations, including corsets, of the period. The fit of the finished garment, however, does not have the exaggerated bust/waist ratio of many period garments and can easily be adjusted to wear for modern wear, without corset, in the mock up phase


All sizes below are included in these e-pattern files.

This pattern was meant to be very fitted over the bust. Very little ease is included if you want more ease, or desire to wear it over a full blouse, consider cutting a size larger.

Bust 30 - 32 - 34 - 36 - 38 - 40 - 42 - 44 - 46
Waist 24 - 26 - 28 - 30 - 32 - 34 - 36 - 38 - 40

This pattern is meant to be very fitted at the waist and has very little ease. If you are between sizes, cut the next size next larger.

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Carefully Researched

All of our patterns are carefully researched and based on either public domain materials or our own creations. Lauren applies her decades worth of practical application of historical fashion and technical skills when making these patterns, and often supplies watch points for making. External helps are available on Wearing History on YouTube and on Wearing History Blog to help you learn to sew history.