TN31 by Merchant & Mills is a relaxed and versatile interpretation of the classic fishtail parka. Lined or unlined it can work for all seasons. It has side pockets, front welt pockets, a back vent and optional drawstring waist. All seam allowances are 1.5cm unless otherwise stated. Neck has 1cm seam allowance.
Waxed canvas (lined version only), Tweed, Woolens, Cotton Drill, Cotton Canvas, Waterproofed Cottons and Linens. Using something like waxed canvas will ensure it keeps it structural shape, but we think it would look equally good in something more slinky like a Tencel Twill.
For the ribbing neckline, we have used rib that stretches by half again, i.e. 10cm piece stretches to 15cm.
For the lining we would recommend Brushed Cotton, Cotton Poplin, or a medium weight slip lining in viscose or acetate.
6 x buttons, approximately 17-22mm.
3.2M of drawstring cord.
This is a multi-size paper pattern in an envelope, including sizes 6 – 18. Seam allowances are 1.5cm and are included in the pattern.
FABRIC REQUIREMENTS: Unlined Parka
FABRIC REQUIREMENTS: Unlined Parka Lining, i.e. pockets and drawstring casing. *the drawstring casing will not fit across the fabric for these sizes, to use less lining fabric add a seam to the centre back of the casing.
FABRIC REQUIREMENTS: Lined Parka
FABRIC REQUIREMENTS: Lined Parka Lining