Folkwear 503 Poiret Cocoon Coat



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Buy the 503 Poiret Cocoon Coat sewing pattern from Folkwear. This fully lined cocoon coat was designed around 1913-1919 by Paul Poiret, a renowned early 20th century designer. It features batwing sleeves, a one piece front/back body, neckband and hobble skirt. The style is timeless and looks just as stunning with a T-shirt and leggings as over evening clothes. The reticule (drawstring bag) is typical of the same period. This easy sew pouch closes with decorative cording and is embellished with a tassel that hangs from the bottom.

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?

Note if purchasing copy shop printing: One of the pattern pieces is divided across three A0 sheets. The sheets will need to be joined with no overlap. 

Suggested fabrics:

Coat: Medium- to heavyweight fabrics with drape, such as velvet, silk charmeuse, heavy rayon, or jersey.

Reticule: Same fabric types as for coat, also satin and blends.

Linings: Satin or lining blends with drape and weight similar to outer fabric.

Fabric requirements: Yardages given are for fabrics with or without nap, pile, or one-way design.

Coat: 45″ (115 cm) wide fabric: 4 1/2 – 4 5/8 yd (4.12 – 4.23 m) // 60″ (150 cm) wide fabric: 3 3/4 – 4 yd (3.43 – 3.66 m).

Coat lining: 45″ (115 cm) wide fabric: 3 7/8 – 4 1/4 yd (3.55 – 3.89 m).

Reticule and lining (yardage for each): All fabric widths: 3/8 yd (35 cm).

Sizing: XS – L (approx. UK 4/6 – 16, based on our standardised size chart). Please also check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements.


Coat: Thread; 1 yd (91 cm) of 45″ (115 cm) wide lightweight woven interfacing; 3 1/2 yd (3.2 m) of medium-gauge cotton cable cord and 1 yd (91 cm) of fabric for piping, or 3 1/2 yd (3.2 m) of pre-made piping; 5 yd (4.57 m) of 1″ (2.5 cm) wide flexible decorative ribbon to finish inside edges of coat (stiff ribbons such as grosgrain are not suitable); 24″ (61 cm) of chain weight for hem; one decorative button, 1 1/4″ (3.2 cm) diameter, or one frog closure.

Reticule: Thread; 2 yd (1.83 m) of decorative cording for ties; one pre-made decorative tassel, approx. 7″ (18 cm) long.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; print-at-home pattern (54 pages); 36″ wide copy shop pattern (2 sheets); A0 copy shop pattern (3 sheets).

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Additional information


Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Jersey / Knits / Scuba, Silk / Satin / Sateen, Velvet / Velveteen

Make time

One to two days

Sewing level



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

Pattern format

PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£7.00)

PDF Printing

54 pages

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