The 1960’s Coat is designed with intermediate stitchers and above in mind.
For the 1960’s Coat we recommend a medium to heavyweight fabric such as tweed, boucle, melton, jacquard and boiled wool. If you are new to sewing coats we recommend avoiding fabrics with a very loose weave (such as boucle) as these fray easily and can make your sewing more tricky.
The 1960’s Coat is fully-lined, so you will also need lining fabric such as acetate, crepe or polyester, as well as tailoring interfacing, two 10cm x 23cm pieces of ice wool wadding and 6-8 x 2.5cm wide buttons. You will also need an additional 2.5cm wide jigger button, ensuring this is fairly flat as it will be on the inside of the coat. It’s up to you whether you add the eye-catching shoulder pads to accentuate the ’60s silhouette.
Sizing & Fabric Requirements
The 1960’s Coat sewing pattern is sized between UK sizes 6-30. The pattern is split into two different blocks: sizes 6-20 (B Cup), and sizes 18-30 (D Cup).