Being interested in the steampunk genre, as I am, I decided one day I wanted to make myself a frock coat. After browsing around the costumer's manifesto, with its scanned cutting manuals from the period, I found the Huntsman's frock coat pattern.
Made of wool melton, and lined with a plaid wool flannel (or supposed to be), it was a loosely fitting frock coat made for the Hunting master of a large Noble estate...and my brain started firing. Here was a practical, working coat that I could wear, and I felt would make a good start to a Steampunk outfit.
I started off by drafting my pattern, as per pages 14-15 of the costumer's manifesto--the ones for the double breasted coachman's overcoat. When you do this, read through the instructions very carefully, perhaps translating them into your own words; and when you actually draft, check off each step, before going to the next one.
|Coachman's Overcoat. Source link above.|
I had to use this particular pattern instead of the one for the huntsman's coat because the planned coat has no information on drafting. I did, however apply the ease as for the huntsman's frockcoat.
Obviously, I drafted it as single breasted.