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Coat Pattern 1963
Multi-sized pattern includes sizes 8-18 

When you live in Chicago, a great winter coat is a necessity. For three seasons of the year, the world sees you mostly in a coat, so I have at least a dozen. Besides the fall and winter neutrals, I love making a coat in late January in a bright color to perk up my winter and get me through those first cool days of spring. This coat has a low enough armhole to accommodate a bulky sweater or suit jacket, a flattering easy to sew pocket for your essentials, and a collar that you can just button-up to keep the chill out. The two lengths will cover your long or short skirts, and look great with pants, so make yourself more than one ...change the pocket style, do some topstitching, eliminate the collar for a minimalist look or add a big scarf and you'll be toasty while you look fabulous.

You can also use the hood in pattern 1945C instead of this collar.


I just had to jump in here about Nancy's coat pattern. I just started using it, it's the last of her patterns that I've tried. I love all the others. And now I love the coat pattern too. I've already made several. Raincoats and regular cloth, long an (sic) short. I even made the button in lining she described in one of the newsletters sometime ago. I'm sure it will be successful for all of you too.
- Sueh on stitcher's guild website 12/8/2007

  Yardage Requirements:
All yardages given are given for "with nap" layout.

Sizes 8-12
60" fabric - 3 yds.
45" lining - 3 yds.

Size 14-18
60" fabric - 3 3/4 yds.
45" lining - 3 1/2 yds.

Shorter version takes 1/4 yd. less of 60" fabrics and 1/2 yd. less of 45" fabric.


Descriptions: Misses semi-fitted, lined coat has angled, single welt pockets or patch pockets. Two-piece sleeves and collar. Collar can be worn down, or with a button closure on the collar, as a stand-up version. The coat is designed to fit over a bulky sweater or suit jacket.

Fabrics: Wool, cashmere, or alpaca coating.

Notions: Shoulder pads, five 3/4" buttons, optional extra button for collar.

1 1/4 yards of 60" wide Tailors' Weft for the collar and front facings and if you choose to underline the fronts to support the pockets you would need an additional 1 1/4 yards, making the total amount of 60" Tailors' Weft 2 1/2 yards. I also use about 1/2 yard of cotton batiste for a supporting panel across the upper back since I rarely fuse underline the back.
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