This vintage pattern by Decades of Style was based on a French couture garment and the design has stood the test of time. The coat is unlined and has a series of shaped tucks on the sleeve that add extra panache to the elegant bell shape of the sleeve. It has a clutch closure in the front so the coat has lots of ease around the body. The shoulders and sleeves are a more true fit (so don’t downsize or it might end up being to tight for your liking.)
The oversized collar can be made from contrasting fabric like perhaps a fabulous faux fur. There is an optional flounce for the bottom edge.
You will want to use a medium to light weight fabric especially if you’re making the view with the flounce. It is all about the drape! For a more formal garment, we recommend velvet, satin or even lightweight brocade. For an everyday version, we suggest rayon, tencel, linen, silk, lightweight wools or any fabric that has a decent drape to it. We have even sewn it in a sheer and it is absolutely divine!
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