One of the most common jackets worn during the Era,
the Zouave Jacket is a great addition to any wardrobe.
Worn originally as a show of Patriotism, the Zouave fast became the jacket of choice. The first Zouave jackets were black with red trim but the style soon progressed to many color and fabric combinations, but the trim color usually remained black. Ensembles including Zouave jackets can be worn as riding habits. This pattern is for two styles of jacket; an open jacket which does not close at the neckline and the closed jacket which fastens at the neck. Two styles of back are offered: the straight back, which was worn early in the 1860’s and the pointed back which appeared later. Three pagoda sleeve options are also included: straight, cuffed and tapered. All pattern options are interchangeable.
For the younger set an ensemble featuring a Zouave Jacket and a coordinating skirt is perfect. For the older set, jackets made of the same fabric as the balance of you outfit have been seen in period pictures. TSS-203 Gored Skirt works very well, as the tailored lines of the skirt compliment the tailored look of the jacket. TSB-120 Tucked Body and TSB-121 Guimpe both work well as a “blouse” for under your jacket. TSB-111 Sleeveless Jacket (Vest) fits well under the Zouave jacket to finish your overall look and add warmth to an outfit.
This pattern is available in two size groups. Please compare your bust measurement to the chart below to decide your pattern choice.
1 1/2 - 2 1/2 yds 45” wide fashion fabric/ same amount for lining
* depending on size
Closure for closed jacket neckline
Fine cord for your piping
Trims of choice