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      Dawn & Gill

        40s Retro Coat Pattern

        You’ll attract flattering attention in this striking coat. It is cut bias and hangs free from shoulder yoke to hem. Two buttons close the pointed front yoke; the slit pockets are inserted in the diagonal front seams. Style I has a small collar and huge sleeves which are tightly cuffed at wrist. It may be worn with a belt. Style II, in two lengths, is made with o hood, which may be faced in contrast.

        Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern.

        Size Guide

        Size: 14 (Vintage size)
        Bust: 32" (83.8cm)
        Waist: 27" (68.6cm)
        Hips: 35" (88.9cm)

        Finished Back Length from Base of Neck to Hem of,
        Long Coat:45” (114.3cm)
        Short Coat: 38” (96.6cm)
        WIDTH AROUND LOWER EDGE OF LONG COAT ABOUT: 2 5/8 yds.; SHORT COAT ABOUT: 2 3/8 yds. Size 16.
        2 ½” (FINISHED) HEM ALLOWED ON LONG COAT; 1” (FINISHED) HEM ALLOWED ON SHORT COAT.

        Sewing Notions

        STYLE I – II – 2 buttons (35 lines – 7/8” diam.); 2 spools thread (100yds. each); hooks and eyes; bias fold tape for finishing.

        Fabric Amount Guide

        MATERIAL REQUIRED
        WITHOUT NAP OR UP OR DOWN DESIGN, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED
        NOTE: - Additional material is required when: - material is not pre-shrunk - for matching stripes – for extra seam allowance when material ravels.

        STYLE I
        COAT
        54”material, 4 1/8 yds.
        LINING
        35” material, 4 ½ yds.
        39” material, 4 1/8 yds.
        STYLE II
        LONG COAT
        54” material, 3 ¾ yds.
        LINING
        35” material, 4 1/8 yds.
        39” material, 3 7/8 yds.
        SHORT COAT
        WITH NAP OR UP OR DOWN DESIGN
        35” material, 4 7/8 yds.
        54” material, 3 1/8 yds.
        LINING
        35” material, 3 ½ yds.
        39” material, 3 3/8 yds.
        FACING FOR HOOD
        35”, 39”, 54” material, ½ yd.

        ¾” ALLOWED FOR UNDERARM SEAMS
        ½” ALLOWED FOR ALL OTHER EDGES

        Recommended Fabrics

        Basket weaves, novelty woollens, nubby woollens, flannel. (For Style II, Short Coat only: Velveteen. For Style II only: (Checked tweeds.) Hood Facing – Flat crepe, sateen, wool crepe, wool jersey. LINING – Flat crepe, satin, sateen. See our Fabric Partners

        Skill Level

        Intermediate

        What You Will Receive

        If you select a Paper Pattern, you will receive a true to scale reproduction sewing pattern printed on A0 premium paper, along with instructions, and a full-colour front cover. Your pattern will arrive, in a clear resealable envelope for easy storage. If you choose to purchase the original pattern, you receive a piece of history which will include age-related wear and tear.