New Pattern! Early 1940s Trench Coat

New Pattern!! This Resto-Vival pattern is based on an original from 1941.  I’ve decided to call her “Casablanca” for obvious reasons.  Maybe you get secret agent vibes, or maybe you’re a Film Noir heroine, but this coat is a great wardrobe basic even if you don’t need a backstory.

The sizing was originally for 30″ bust to 42″ bust, but I have added sizes 44″-46″ bust.  All in the same packet.

This fastens with just one button and has two sleeve options.  The waist is totally adjustable because it just pulls in to fit with either a tie or buckle belt.  It’s actually a pretty great coat for your first coat project, even if you’re not super experienced, because the most critical fitting part is the shoulders.  Once you’ve got that hang right, the rest is pretty straightforward!

The coat is lined, but with a little thought it could likely be made unlined to simplify construction and take you into cool summer nights.  I also rather like the idea of altering this to hip length, too, to get even more use out of this pattern.  It would be cute as a “car coat” in a shorter length with the Smooth Sailing trousers.

You can get the e-pattern on Etsy now for 15% off this week.  It also includes copy shop options.
Pre-printed pattern will be coming within a couple weeks.

Much love from a rainy California,

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