262 Spectator Coat - PDF version

$22.95

Misses Sizes: XS-XL

This is the PDF version of this pattern.  For the print version, go here

Our 1925-era Spectator Coat comes in two different fully-lined versions, both with widely cuffed set-in sleeves.  View A is low-calf length and features a sweeping cape collar, two off-center front button-and-loop closures, and deep patch pockets.  The collar, cuffs, and pockets provide marvelous design possibilities for contrast fabric, decorative stitching, applique, quilting, beading, stenciling, embroidery, or even embellishing with woven strips.  The companion Cloche can be decorated to match. 

Ankle-length View B features a curving front hem that attractively envelops the legs.  The pleated right front, asymmetrical front button-and-loop closures, and stand-up chin-brushing collar create a truly dramatic look.  Cuffs and collar can be cut from sumptuous faux fur, velvet, or satin brocade for a very top-drawer, vintage effect. 

Two easy-sew companion hats complete the period look.  The Cloche was undoubtedly the most memorable hat design of the 1920s, and our version is the traditional shape.  Its wide cuff-type brim sits close to the crown and lends itself to all the same decorative techniques as the View A coat.  The Turban was another popular mid-1920s style and was commonly trimmed with an aigrette, a jeweled and feathered ornament clipped to the front of a headband or hat.

Suggested Fabrics:

View A Coat and Cloche:  Heavyweight silk twill, medium to heavyweight wool, cotton velvet, boucle, corduroy.  For optional contrast (collar, cuffs, pockets, cloche cuff) embroidered or beaded fabric, satin, microfiber, suede, leather.

View B Coat and Turban:  Heavyweight silk twill, boucle, jacquard, wool, velvet, microfiber; also faux fur, boiled wool, suede leather for turban.  For optional contrast (collar, cuffs): faux fur, boiled wool, jacquard, satin brocade, suede, leather.  

Yardage Requirements and Sizes

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This PDF version is quite large (the pattern is very large - for two coats and two hats).  There are many documents in the compressed file.  You will find documents for:

  • Sewing instructions
  • Professional tips for sewing success
  • 36" Copyshop files (one for each coat version)
  • A0 Copyship files (one for each coat version)
  • Tiled for print at home (3 files for View A and Cloche, 2 files for View B and Turban).  If printing at home, View A needs 105 pages; View B needs 62 pages.