262 Spectator Coat

$26.95

Misses Sizes: XS-XL

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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