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Dawn & Gill

    50's Back Pleat Coat Pattern

    1950's Coat with notched collar and centre and side panels in back and pleats at lower edge of side back seams. Coat is lined, has two pockets. View 1, street length, has shaped belts that button to coat back and pockets below the waistline. View 2 is shorter length (just below hip-line) and features contrasting collar trim, button at upper edge of each back pleat and button trim on lower edge of sleeves.

    Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern.

    Size Guide

    Bust: 34” (86.4cm)
    Waist: 26” (66cm)
    Hips: 36” (91.4cm)
    Back length – neck base to waist: 16 ¼” (41.3cm)
    Finished back length of coat view 1: 46” (116.9cm)
    Finished back length of coat view 2: 26 ½” (67.3cm)

    Sewing Notions

    View 1 and 2: 2 spools of thread, bias seam binding (optional), tailored shoulder pads (optional). View 1: 8 buttons. View 2: 10 buttons, contrasting thread.

    Fabric Amount Guide

    Extra fabric is required for matching plaids, stripes and one-way design fabrics.
    View 1
    35”, 36” fabric with or without nap, 5 ½ yds.
    44” or 45” fabric without nap, 4 ¼ yds.
    54” fabric with or without nap, 3 ½ yds.
    View 2
    35”, 36” fabric with or without nap, 3 ½ yds.
    54” fabric with or without nap, 2 ¼ yds.
    Width of lower edge of view 1, 81 ½ “
    Width of lower edge of view 2, 69 ¾”
    View 1 Lining
    35” or 36” fabric without nap, 3 ¾ yds.
    39” fabric without nap, 3 3/8 yds.
    View 1 Interfacing
    25”, 32”, 35” or 36” fabric, 1 3/8 yds.
    View 2 Lining
    35” or 36” fabric without nap, 2 ¾ yds.
    39” fabric without nap, 2 ¼ yds.
    View 2 Interfacing
    25”, 32”, 35” or 36” fabric, 1 1/8 yds.
    View 2 Contrasting collar trim – ¼ yd. of 35” or 36” fabric with or without nap.

    Recommended Fabrics

    V.1 and V.2: cottons, linen, wools: corduroy, velveteen, tweeds, jersey. V.1 also in: rayons: faille, taffeta. V.2 trim: cotton: corduroy, velveteen. See our Fabric Partners

    Skill Level

    Advanced

    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.