3 piece Victorian suit, completed

1861WoolSuit

Another beautiful outfit is finished.  This suit is charcoal grey wool.

VictorianWoolTrousers

The trousers are high waisted, designed to go across his belly button.  While they are closely fitted, there is still room for his back brace.

1861Waistcoat

I based the waistcoat on photos dated 1863, and it shows off his slim physique.

1861CoatBack

Here is the back of the coat, showing the long straight lines and lack of waist seam. While I could have deduced the shape from period photos, I was glad to find this pattern drawn in one of my books: The Cut of Men’s Clothes, by Norah Waugh.

1861TweedsideJacketPattern

Photos of the construction process for this project can be seen in the adjacent post.

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