Victorian Grey Wool Paletot Coat

grey wool coat

That’s the first coat I’ve sewn. It’s made of grey fulled 100% wool fabric – so it’s waterproof. I’ve already worn it in rain, snow, and wind – and stayed warm and dry. 🙂 On this picture, I’m also wearing my 1920s knitted Tam hat.

wool paletot

My coat is mainly inspired by this 1857 spring paletot. I drafted the pattern myself. I also made a muslin before cutting the wool. I had some difficulties making this coat; but I like how it turned out. It’s comfortable, and not too heavy.

hand made wool coat

Here’s an 1855 fashion plate of a similar grey wool coat., And two 1860s photographs: light-colored wool paletot and dark-colored coat.

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