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Looking for an older pattern.

sewingfish | Posted in Patterns on

I’m looking for 503 Poiret Cocoon Coat by FolkWear and was wondering if you could be of any help.


  1. user-51823 | | #1

    ninety-one dollars!?!?

  2. user-51823 | | #2

    folkwaer doessell a pattern #260 Sunburst Cocoon Coat, not same but similar, if your budget won't go for the poiret. it doesn't have the same lovely draping in back though.
    yikes cherry! i thought it was a typo! thanks for the link. does folkwear do limited edition printings? it's a shame that one's out of print."...lost in an orchestral maelstrom of lunacy..."

    Edited 1/24/2007 3:54 am ET by msm-s

  3. Teaf5 | | #3

    Wow--$91! Most Folkwear patterns are based on historical or cultural garments, and I've seen many books that show the basic patterns for cocoon coats. Although they have lots of curves on the body, most are based on rectangular pieces of very drapey fabric that are "caught" or tapered sharply at the wrist. Will try to get to my favorite reference shelf for more specifics...

  4. janlorraine | | #4

    I spent some time looking for this pattern some years ago and gave up. My understanding is that this pattern was discontinued because the museum objected to having one of its holdings copied.The line drawing on the back of the pattern seems to be the same style (in a more drapey version) of Balenciaga's one seam coat (except for the center back seam on the Poiret design).

  5. SewFit | | #5

    Check out the website,  http://www.northbreeze.com .   I've ordered discontinued patterns from them and been very happy with their response.


    1. Gloriasews | | #6

      Thanks, Darlene, for the website.  I just spent hours on it & ordered 2 patterns.  Best of all, it's Canadian (for me) & prices are reasonable & choice is huge.  Never heard of it before, so thanks again!


      1. SewFit | | #7

        You are so welcome.....I tend to spend hours on the site as well.   I'm in NC and every time I've ordered from them I've gotten my order in 3-4 days!!!


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