The Clare Coat is a chic cool-weather staple. Featuring raglan sleeves and an unstructured A-line silhouette, Clare is a great introduction to the joys of coat making.
View A hits at mid thigh, with a face-framing collar, princess sleeves, exposed asymmetrical zipper and welt pockets. View B has a more minimalist vibe; double breasted, it ends at the hip hip with inseam pockets, full length sleeves and a dramatic funnel collar.
SKILL LEVEL - Level 3 / 5
FABRIC SUGGESTIONS -
Body: Medium to heavyweight coating fabrics (ie.melton, felt, tweed and boiled wool). Bottomweight fabrics like denim, twill and canvas are also suitable for a lightweight spring or fall jacket.
Lining: Silk, rayon bemberg, flannel backed satin (aka kasha).
Interfacing: fusible weft interfacing. View A also requires 1/4 yard (.25m) of horsehair canvas, sturdy muslin or a heavier-weight interfacing to stabilize the collar.
- 2.5 yards (2.25 m) 1/4” (6mm) stay tape for stabilizing armholes and collar
- Separating coat zipper for View A (sizes 0-8 = 30” long, sizes 10-14 = 31” long, sizes 16-20 = 32” long) ** You can also use a longer zipper and trim it down
- 6 buttons or sew-in snap closures for View B
- Tailors ham and press cloth
- Marking tool
SIZES (BODY MEASUREMENTS)