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.
Fish-eye darts provide gentle shaping on the back, 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.
Katie is wearing a size 12 Francis coat. Her measurements are 39”, 31 1/2”, 42”.
We want to help you achieve the best fit possible so you can sew garments you truly love. Our fit guides are designed to help you better understand the fit and details of each pattern. Use fit guides in conjunction with the finished measurement chart to better understand the ease and intended fit of each pattern.
All-purpose sewing thread, sewing machine needle, 2 yards of lightweight fusible inter facing, and 5 3/4" buttons. Optional: point turner .
If sewing with waterproof fabric, wonder tape is recommended.
Lightweight coatings, or medium weight fabrics such as canvas, denim, and twill.
Light to medium weight lining fabrics such as cotton sateen,
cotton flannel, silk habotai, rayon bemberg, acetate lining, or polyester lining.
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.