The Darcy Coat is an elegant and comfortable coat that is designed for throwing over any outfit. Whether you're wearing chunky winter layers or a simple summer outfit, the Darcy Coat will drape over the top and work with your body not against it.
You can create winter or summer versions which can be lined or unlined (you will receive instructions for both options). You can also choose between welt pockets or patch pockets depending on your skill level and your intended style for the piece. This is the probably the most complex make in our range but it is well worth the effort.
Sizing: Sizes 4 - 28 (with PDF Layers)
Skill level:Intermediate / advanced sewers (there are design options for first time coat makers and also experienced sewers)
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The Darcy Coat is very oversized and roomy with plenty of room for thick layers to be worn underneath. Due to the amount of volume it’s best to size down if you’re in-between sizes.
Construction techniques: Welt pockets or patch pockets | Collar, collar stand & facing | Option for a full lining | Inset sleeve with optional shoulder pad | Sleeve tab with adjustable width | Buttons or snaps | Hand finishing
Suitable fabrics: This piece works in a huge range of fabrics, from wools and wax cottons to heavy cottons & linens. The instructions come with full details of fabric options along with recommended finishings.
Fabric requirements: Our lay-plans are always done on a single layer of fabric to reduce wastage.
Materials list:Fabric, lining fabric, good quality iron on fusing, 12 x buttons or snaps , thread
Pages to print:Instructions - 32, A4/US Letter - 100, A0 - 5
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How to print your pattern:
You have two options for printing out your pattern.
1. You can get it printed in A0 at a printing shop or sewing pattern company. Search for "sewing pattern printing company" to find a company that does this in your region.
2. Or you can print it yourself on a home printer in A4 or US Letter format and then tile the pages together using tape.
Using PDF layers:
All of our patterns come with PDF layers so you can select the sizes you want to view and print. To do this you’ll need a PDF viewer such as Adobe Acrobat Reader (this is free to download).
More details on printing, using PDF layers and general preparation tips can be found on the ‘Using Our Patterns’ document (download for free here). This document comes with all of our patterns.
Women's Body Measurements
Bust / Waist / Hip (based on standard UK measurements) - Measurements in cms