The 1960’s Coat is designed with intermediate stitchers and above in mind.
For the 1960’s Coat we recommend a medium to heavyweight fabric such as tweed, boucle, melton, jacquard and boiled wool. If you are new to sewing coats we recommend avoiding fabrics with a very loose weave (such as boucle) as these fray easily and can make your sewing more tricky.
The 1960’s Coat is fully-lined, so you will also need lining fabric such as acetate, crepe or polyester, as well as tailoring interfacing, two 10cm x 23cm pieces of ice wool wadding and 6-8 x 2.5cm wide buttons. You will also need an additional 2.5cm wide jigger button, ensuring this is fairly flat as it will be on the inside of the coat. It’s up to you whether you add the eye-catching shoulder pads to accentuate the ’60s silhouette.
Sizing & Fabric Requirements
The 1960’s Coat sewing pattern is sized between UK sizes 6-30. The pattern is split into two different blocks: sizes 6-20 (B Cup), and sizes 18-30 (D Cup).
Order the paper pattern to receive a printed paper version of the pattern (size 6-20) in the post. Order the PDF pattern to receive a digital version of the pattern (size 6-30) as an instant download. Select the copyshop add-on to receive printed A0 sheets through the post (either 6-20 or 18-30) in addition to the PDF pattern.
See the chart for details on fabric requirements.
Like all our patterns, the sizes are nested to make it easier to grade between the sizes, depending on your measurements.
What will I receive?
The downloadable pattern file contains:
- printable pattern (in both tiled print-at-home and copyshop format) in all sizes
- fully-illustrated printable instruction booklet
- imperial/metric conversion size chart
The 1960’s Coat pattern is either 62 A4/US letter pages, or 3 A0 copyshop page (sizes 6-20), or 71 A4 pages or 75 US letter pages, or 4 A0 copyshop page (sizes 18-30).
If you purchase the PDF Pattern + Copyshop Printing option, you will also receive your pattern printed on A0 paper in the post. Find out more about our PDF Printing Service here.
So what is a PDF pattern?
A PDF pattern is a downloadable pattern that you print yourself at home on A4 or US letter paper. Alternatively you can choose to have the copyshop files printed on large A0 paper, and posted to you at home. If you’re using the A4 or US letter options, simply download, print at home, tape together and let the sewing begin! When you print the pattern, print at 100% (you might have to uncheck the scale box). Print page 1 first, the square should measure 10cm x 10cm.
Never used a PDF pattern before and would like some help? Learn everything you need to know in our handy Guide to Assembling PDF Patterns over on our blog!