With the advent of chilly weather I've had warm wool coats and dresses on my mind. I got back to work on my vintage French draft-at-home patterns and here is the first batch of warm and toasty winter wear!
#1735 Dress and Coat: The dress features a long sleeve and a simple neckline with cutout front
details. The raglan sleeve box coat is finished with a right draped
collar that becomes a scarf at one end.
#1735 Day Dress: The dress features a darted sleeve, a square neckline with panel front details, two-piece cuffs, and an inverted pleat skirt.
#1117 Dress with lapel Collar: The 3/4 length dress features a slim, long sleeve with cuff
and button trim. The skirt is shaped to form pockets in an overlapped
seam and the dress is trimmed with contrast revers and collar.
#1081 Bouffant- Sleeve Coat: The full-length coat features a fur trimmed collar ( the old pattern
suggested nutria, a rodent similar to the beaver, but synthetic would
work great!), puffed sleeves that end in a cuff, flap pockets and a self
#1107 Side Button Coat: The full-length coat features a fur trimmed cravat (you can use real or
faux), cuffed sleeves, a small cape at back shoulders and a self fabric
And last but not least, and my absolute favorite.
#1119 Autumn Coat: The full-length coat features a fox trimmed
collar, wide stitched lapels, a two-piece sleeve with cuff, and a self
or suede belt.
For those who either can't afford fox fur trim (it can be rather pricey, not mention guilt inducing) there's a great synthetic alternative found in nearly every color at Fabric Depot.