TN31 Parka Coat

Merchant and Mills


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TN31 is a relaxed and versatile interpretation of the classic fishtail parka. Lined or unlined it can work for all seasons. It has side pockets, front welt pockets, a back vent and optional drawstring waist. All seam allowances are 1.5cm unless otherwise stated. Neck has 1cm seam allowance.
Suitable fabrics:
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Dry Oilskin, Oilskin (lined version only), Tweed, Woollens, Cotton Drill, Cotton Canvas, Waterproofed Cottons and Linens. Using something like oilskin will ensure it keeps it structural shape, but we think it would look equally good in something more slinky like a Tencel Twill.
For the ribbing neckline, we have used rib that stretches by half again, i.e. 10cm piece stretches to 15cm. We used our plain rib which you can see by clicking onto alternative fabrics. You can also use a piece of our French striped ribbing for the neckline.
For the lining we would recommend using our Barrier Lining if you are making the oilskin version. We have it in Black or Tan. Other lining options; Brushed Cotton, Cotton Poplin, or a medium weight slip lining in viscose or acetate.
Extra Notions:
6 x buttons, approximately 17-22mm. We have had 4 Corozo buttons dyed specially to match our oilskin colours. You can see these here.
3.2M of drawstring cord. We have used this one, which comes in 5 colours.
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Additional information


Heavyweight Cotton / Twill / Gabardine, Linen, Wools / Suiting

Make time

One to two days

Sewing level



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

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    4 out of 5 Dry oilskin parka


    I made a lined version of this parka for my sister. I used a Merchant & Mills own dry oilskin, a flannel for the lining body and a thicker smooth fabric for the arms.
    The instructions are very clear. Make sure your neckband has enough stretch, I had to unpick mine and cut a new/altered neckband. I would say installing the neckband is the trickiest bit. I love how the lining is added to the outer shell.

    I am already planning on making a version for myself!

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    5 out of 5 Loved it so much I made two


    I made an unlined version in a jersey backed fabric, the instructions say it’s intermediate level but I don’t think it was too tricky so you could give it a go if you haven’t made a coat before. Although the pattern is for women, I made a version for my husband I had to make it larger but if you didn’t need to do this it’s only a matter of swapping over the button/button band. It took about a day to make for more info have a look on my blog.

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