Style Your Way
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.
Check out these tutorials
- One Pattern, Three Linings: This guide walks you through three cotton linings perfect for the Francis coat.
- How to Make a Perfect Point: David Page Coffin teaches you how to perfect your points.
- Finding a Wardrobe Palette: To make sure your coat fits into your handmade wardrobe, be sure to pay attention to your color palette.
Learn How to Customize the Francis Coat
Get the Look
Love the samples in this month’s issue? They were purchased locally, but here are some similar options.