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All About the Francis Coat

Everything you need to know about the Francis coat.

Posted in: Patterns • October 31, 2018

Katie is wearing a size 12 Francis coat. Her measurements are 39”, 31 1/2”, 42”.

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Build Your Wardrobe with the Francis Coat

Don’t you love it when your coat is trend-resistant, and you can reach for it year after year? The Francis coat has a timeless silhouette, perfect for your favorite denim, twill, or coatings. It’s fully lined, with details that are satisfying to sew and will make you feel very proud when you’re all finished.

A center back pleat and fish-eye darts provide gentle shaping—and the curvy size range features bust darts for additional shaping. In-seam pockets, a spread collar with a partial stand, and a sharp button placket add polish, and a waist belt finishes this classic silhouette.

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This month’s bonus variation offers a totally different coat! It features a hood with a centered seam and a round neckline with a set-in snap closure at the center front. For a fun detail, the patch pockets have belt loop extensions to keep your waist tie in place.

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Francis pattern details

Sizes 0 - 16

About the fit

The Francis coat is loose-fitted in the bust and waist and semi-fitted in the hip.

Sizes 18 - 26

About the fit

The Francis coat is loose-fitted in the bust and waist and semi-fitted in the hip.

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