In the late 17th and early 18th centuries a coat was a relatively straight loose garment, with the slight fullness in the knee-length skirts falling into folds over the backside of the hips. In the 1720s and 1730s the skirts of the fashionable coat grew in volume and were set into regular pleats. In the 1730s an alternative to the weighty full skirted coat was developed. This new fashioned coat, with narrow skirts set in pleats and other defining features, including a collar, was termed a Frock. Through the middle decades of the century both the coat and the frock were worn, coats being for fashionable full dress, frocks for fashionable undress. By the 1770s the distinctions in purpose and terminology were becoming blurred. None but the most conservative older man would be seen in a full-skirted coat. The frock had entered into fashionable full dress, and was by many simply referred to as a coat. In the closing decade of the 18th century and into the next, the frock dominated fashionable dress and language. In the 18th century the changing fashions led to many sorts of folded or cocked hats - cocked on one, two, or three sides. It was the hat with three sides or the Tricorn Hat that dominated fashion and was seen in innumerable variations of adornment and proportion. Tricorn or tricorne hats had a broad brim, pinned up on either side of the head and at the back, producing a triangular shape. Our Colonial style coat has wide cuffs and pleats and it is completely lined. Comes multi-sized for 18" Slim Carpatina Boy Dolls and for regular 18" American Girl Dolls. Includes a pattern to make a felt tricorne hat with cockaide.
This PDF sewing pattern includes photographic sewing instructions to make the coat and hat and all pattern components come in two sizes:
~ Sized to fit the 18" slim Carpatina and Kidz’n'Cats® Dolls
~ Sized to fit 18 inch larger dolls such as American Girl®
Recommended Fabrics: Fine wool, cotton, linen or brocades for the coat and felt for the hat
Skill Level: Intermediate
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