D-A-H 1950s Swing Coat in Any Size #7347 (1958)

Vintage Sewing Pattern 1950s Swing Coat in Any Size - PLUS Size Included - Depew 7347 -INSTANT DOWNLOAD-
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This is a digital draft-at-home pattern for a French swing coat from 1958. It features cleverly laced inset pleats falling from just-below the front shoulder and at center back and has two piece sleeves. The pleats may be made in self or contrasting luxury fabric for a hint of decadence. The collar and cuffs, though illustrated in fur, can also easily be made in self-fabric, or a wonderful contrasting velvet.The coat is illustrated with pockets but a pocket piece is not currently included with the pattern.

Fabric:  3  meters of 140 cm wide (3 1/3 yards of 50”) and 50 cm extra for the pleat folds. Fabric requirements given are for a 98 cm bust average. More or less may be required depending on the size you choose to draft.

Vintage Sewing Pattern 1950s Swing Coat in Any Size - PLUS Size Included - Depew 7347 -INSTANT DOWNLOAD-

This is a pattern from a French pattern drafting system fairly similar to the Lutterloh golden rule patterns. You will be able to draft a pattern to your exact size from the miniature pattern template and specially designed rulers. To draft any of these special patterns to doll, children, and adult sizes is easy. Rulers are available to draft the pattern as small as a 5 1/2" bust to as large as a 60" bust and the pattern will be scaled perfectly every time. ALL RULERS ARE INCLUDED WITH THESE PATTERNS.

The pattern includes basic markings and notches that show you how they fit together, and indications such as dotted lines for cutting on the fold. I have included several pages of drafting instructions that I have translated from the original French personally. The illustrated instructions show you how to easily draw your pattern pieces from the miniature pattern template using your special ruler. 

These patterns were marketed originally to both home seamstresses and professionals alike and assume that you have a basic understanding of clothing construction. The original patterns DO NOT include any sewing instructions. To sew these, you should have a basic understanding of how pattern pieces should fit together. The pattern pieces are illustrated in such a way that you can see how they are supposed to be sewn to each other.

Difficulty level: These patterns might be a bit difficult for the beginner but an intermediate - advanced seamstress will most likely have little trouble.

For a complete tutorial on drafting your pattern including photos, check out this blog post. It really takes something a bit intimidating and makes it quite easy!

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