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The Military Styled Greatcoat for Women


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#1 Sator

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 08:20 PM

With all of the posts about men's military inspired greatcoats, I thought I shouldn't leave the ladies left feeling left out. The military look is very much in fashion at the moment, and what better an era to draw inspiration from than the 1940s.


Here is a pattern for a "woman warden's greatcoat" from a wartime Tailor & Cutter edition:

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The collar draft in detail:

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 10:05 PM

From T&C 1942:

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From MTOC:

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 10:10 PM

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BTW please forgive the graininess of the scans, which is largely due to the poor quality paper these authentic wartime issues of The Tailor & Cutter were printed on. I suspect that due to rationing, quality paper was not readily available and it looks almost like newsprint quality paper was used and this has deteriorated over the decades. It is all part of the authenticity and grittiness (literally!) of these drafts.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 02:58 AM

A timeless item. Thanks.
Besides that I'm delighted to see it closed either right over left or left over right, which I prefer.
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Posted 27 August 2011 - 01:26 PM

A draft for a Women's Royal Navy Greatcoat from The Tailor & Cutter in 1954:

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