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Kiwimonkey
« on: February 21, 2007 01:45:47 PM »

I'm looking for a good larger sized pattern for a coat.  I like the trench-coat variety, and ones that are about finger-tip/mid thigh length look best on me, with knee-length a close second.
This is the best example picture I could find

Do any of you know of a pattern similar to this?

Also, related, but separate...
Does anyone know where I can find water-resistant type material to make this coat out of?  I'd like to be able to wear it in the spring and fall when it's drizzly here.  Not pouring down rain necessarily, but at least water repellent enough that I don't have to worry about getting soaked when I have to run to car when an afternoon shower blows up.

Thanks! for your guidance and help!
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2007 02:44:10 PM »

The Spring 2007 issue of Burda World of Fashion has a similar trench in larger sizes.
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2007 03:04:55 PM »

Are u into patternmaking? If so this link, provides a how to on making a doublebreasted short or long coat http://www.vintagesewing.info/1940s/4x-lgcm/lgcm-toc-long.html
Most fabric stores should have the water resistent material.

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Elphelba
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2007 08:30:55 AM »

Could you scotch guard the fabric? Or put some other treatment on the fabric?
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2007 06:10:39 PM »

Okay so I found the perfect fabric for the coat I want to make I'm going to order it from Seattle Fabrics I already got them to send me their sample pack and I LOVE the way the fabric looks and feels.

Now, I just need to find a pattern... anyone know of one?
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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2007 07:59:47 PM »

I'm not sure of the size you are going for but here's a few that go up to size 20. 
McCalls 5060

Simplicity 4403 (up to size 24)  I've made this one and it turned out really cute - just be patient with the directions, they are confusing at first (I thought they left out a step) but it made sense in the end!

This one has the option of an interesting collar and is up to a size 22
Butterick 4665

Good luck!!
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Kiwimonkey
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2007 09:30:51 PM »

Oh thank you so much!  The simplicity one is pretty much exactly what I want.
I'll have to check the size chart, but I'm pretty sure the largest size will fit!
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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2007 07:10:18 AM »

GREAT PATTERNS! I also have been wanting to do a coat in a rain repellent fabric, but i also want to do one with a hood but i cant ever find a hood pattern. Does anyone know how to take one of those patterns and make a hood into it?

thanks
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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2007 08:32:20 AM »

Here's one with a hood.  I don't like the shape of the jacket as much but it looks like you could extend the collar up into a hood.  It might be easiest with the butterick pattern since it already has that extended collar.
McCalls 4975
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« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2007 03:45:53 PM »

there's also mccall's 5525!

http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M5525.htm?tab=large_sizes&page=1
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