Folkwear 262 Spectator Coat
£19.50 – £32.50
Buy the 262 Spectator Coat sewing pattern from Folkwear. This 1925-era 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-centre front button-and-loop closures, and deep patch pockets. The collar, cuffs, and pockets provide marvellous design possibilities for contrast fabric, decorative stitching, appliqué, quilting, beading, stencilling, embroidery, or even embellishing with woven strips.
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. The 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 this one 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 jewelled and feathered ornament clipped to the front.
This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:
– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?
– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?
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, microfibre, suede, leather // View B Coat and Turban: Heavyweight silk twill, boucle, jacquard, wool, velvet, microfibre; also faux fur, boiled wool, suede, leather for turban. For optional contrast (collar, cuffs): Faux fur, boiled wool, jacquard, satin brocade, suede, leather.
View A: 45″ (115 cm) wide fabric: Main, 5 1/2 – 6 1/4 yd (5 – 5.7 m); Lining, 5 1/8 – 5 1/4 yd (4.6 – 4.7 m) // 60″ (150 cm) wide fabric: Main, 4 1/2 – 4 5/8 yd (4 – 4.2 m); Lining, 3 5/8 – 3 3/4 yd (3.4 – 3.5 m) // Interfacing (45″/115 cm wide): 2 1/8 yd (2 m).
View B: 45″ (115 cm) wide fabric: Main, 4 5/8 – 4 3/4 yd (4.2 – 4.3 m); Lining, 4 5/8 – 4 3/4 yd (4.2 – 4.3 m) // 60″ (150 cm) wide fabric: Main, 3 – 3 7/8 yd (2.7 – 3.6 m); Lining, 3 – 3 7/8 yd (2.7 – 3.6 m) // Interfacing (45″/115 cm wide): 1 1/2 yd (1.4 m).
Sizing: XS – XL (approx. UK 4/6 – 20). Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.
PDF pattern includes: Instructions; print-at-home pattern; 36″ wide copy shop file; A0 copy shop file.
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Denim / Corduroy, Heavyweight Cotton / Twill / Gabardine, Jacquard / Brocade, Velvet / Velveteen, Wools / Suiting
One to two days
UK 4 / US 0 / EU 32, UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48
PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£13.00)
105 pages (View A), 62 pages (View B)