A favorite with quilters and clothing artists, this coat originated in Central Asia, where it is made in brilliant silks and floral cottons. This sewing pattern for a boot-length reversible coat is perfect for inventive fabric combinations. The coat hangs closed in the front without fastenings. It features a quilted or trapunto border at the hem, neckline, and front opening. The border finish is typically echoed in the cuffs and welts over hand slits, which are common in traditional Turkish outerwear instead of pockets. The sleeves are roomy and slightly tapered and the coat has underarm gussets and side panels.
Instructions for trapunto designs are included for all borders and for a decorative square patch at the side hemline (it can be extended over the entire coat if desired). The body of the coat can be hand or machine quilted as well as the borders. Although, a lovely simple-sew version of the coat is also included and can be made with pre-quilted fabric. You can even make it as an unlined coat.
Separate cutting lines are given for all sizes. The length can be adjusted as needed.
Suggested fabrics: Medium-weight, soft fabrics such as broadcloth, silk, linen, or lightweight wool. The coat's segmented design makes it easy to work in small pieces of your treasured handwoven or vintage fabrics.
This pattern is available as a paper pattern and a PDF pattern. This is the paper version. If you want the PDF version, go here.