Fabric Suggestions for 263 Countryside Frock Coat

This traditional #263 Countryside Frock Coat has been a versatile fashion for centuries and today is the perfect choice for historical military or Western reenactment, as well as an elegant contemporary look. The single-breasted unlined coat features shawl collar, princess seams in back, waist darts in front (woman's coat only), slightly lowered waistline, long narrow sleeves with band cuffs, and above-knee peplum with back vent.

Suggested fabrics: Lightweight denim or canvas, light- to medium-weight wool, linen, hemp, silk, brocade, velveteen, leather, suede, pre-washed tapestry or upholstery fabric.

PLEASE NOTE: These suggested fabrics are based on fabrics that are in stock at the time the blog post is written, and may go out of stock from store at some point.  If link is invalid for specific product, look for a similar fabric you can substitute.


This double faced glen plaid and herringbone wool coating  from Stonemountain and Daughter is so nice and would be perfect for this unlined jacket.  It however is deadstock, so it won't be available for too long. 



Hart's Fabrics has this lovely woven flax.  It has a subtle pattern and overall would make a nice staple jacket.


 My mother's Countryside Frock Coat was made of a light blue silk dupioni and it was perfect.  Fabric Indulgence carries a nice variety of silk dupioni.  I love this hazel gold color.


This Brussels cotton velveteen from Bolt Fabric Boutique is perfect for this coat - gorgeous and luxurious.