Add historical style to your wardrobe with this coat. The sleeves are reminiscent of the 1770s and 1890s, while the skirt sections reflect the 1950s. The fully lined coat has a notched collar and a fitted bodice with waist darts, as well as style options for the skirt and sleeves. Skirt options are: semicircular, ending at the mid-thigh; straight, ending at midthigh; or straight, ending at the knee. The straight skirt has waist tucks in front and darts in back and features a six-button closure. The semicircular skirt version features a three-button closure. Both skirt styles have in-seam pockets. Sleeve choices are: full length straight; full length with a gathered bell beginning at the elbow; and a leg-of-mutton sleeve gathered at the sleeve cap and fitted below the elbow. Completing the look is a self-fabric belt. Sew it in wool coating, flannel, and brocade.
(Sized Misses’ 6–22 for busts 30.5–44 in. and hips 32.5–46 in.)
—Tested by Toby Barton, Winsted, Connecticut
Sewing Tip: Trim the values on the bodice’s front darts to reduce bulk.
This review was originally published in Threads #205, October/November 2019. Have you made this pattern? If so, be sure to share pictures in our Readers Closet gallery.
Illustrations by Steven Fleck.