Smoking jackets symbolized sophistication during the 1920s and 1930s, both on the silver screen and in real life. This jacket has its origins in the late 19th century. In England, where house parties were the rule, one always had to be properly dressed. After ladies retired, the gentlemen adjourned to the billiard or smoking room for brandy and good cigars. Because they did not want to ruin their finely tailored dress coats, the smoking jackets were worn. Our classy version features contrasting or quilted lapels, cuffs, and pocket trim. Pattern includes instructions for women's knitted tank top to wear underneath. Suggested fabrics: Medium-weight fabrics such as velvet, velveteen, brocade, corduroy, crepe, silk jacquard. Le Smoking Jacket pattern by Folkwear, includes patterns for jacket and tank top. Misses' sizes 6-16, Men's sizes 34-44.