Wearing History #R140 "Casablanca" Coat Pattern
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"Casablanca" Coat Pattern
This very classic trench coat from the early 1940s transforms you into a film noir heroine or a secret agent. The coat has a single button near the neck, and the tie or buckle belt makes it adjustable in the waist. Patch pockets on the front are handy for everyday necessities. The back is cut with a yoke and box pleat to add interest. The coat can be cut of one-piece sleeves or a very 1940s two-piece sleeve with shaping at the shoulder for wide shoulder pads. This coat is lined and the front and collar are to be interlined with hair canvas or another type of interfacing.
This pattern has been multi-sized to included sizes 30"-46" bust. Please enlarge second image for size chart. Based on a size 16- bust 34" original pattern.
- Difficulty -
Intermediate difficulty. Instructions are original to the time period and are somewhat minimal compared with today.
- Yardage Requirements-
Please see images. I have made modern yardage charts. The smallest sizes may require less than quoted. Allow extra for matching patterns, fabrics with a nap, or directional prints.
Because this was based on a period original, a mock up is HIGHLY SUGGESTED. Test construction and fit on your unique figure before cutting into your fashion fabric.
About Wearing History Resto-Vival™ Patterns
Resto-Vival™ Patterns are original historic patterns that have been restored and revived. Original patterns are usually available only in single sizes, precut from tissue paper and totally unprinted, with details like grainlines and darts indicated only by small perforations. Resto-Vival™ patterns are printed on sturdy bond paper instead of tissue and clearly marked with drawn and labeled markings. These markings aid the modern sewer in understanding the markings of the original pattern and the construction of the garment. Resto-Vival™ patterns follow the period shapes of the original patterns, maintaining the historical accuracy of the completed garment. Original period instructions are included. These instructions are text only (unless otherwise noted) and fairly minimal, especially compared to instructions for modern patterns. At least an intermediate knowledge of dressmaking and a good familiarity with pattern construction is suggested. You may choose to have a modern or period sewing book handy to help with basic construction methods that the pattern instructions do not cover in detail. Also, fitting a muslin mockup is strongly recommended, as all garments were meant to be worn over period foundation garments or corsetry.