Added Nov 28, 2011
by Peter Lappin
New York, United...
I made this coat or “topper” from Butterick 2969, a vintage pattern from 1944 I bought on Etsy. It makes a loose-fitting 3/4-length woman’s coat, also known as a topper. I made it from an old wool blanket (see pic). The facings and collar are interfaced with hair canvas. I decided to retain the original blanket stitching at the cuffs and hem, in honor of the fabric’s original purpose.
The coat is part of my November 1944 Outfit Project, that included a jumper and blouse (Hollywood 1321). It is modeled by my cousin Cathy, sporting a new Lana Turner-inspired look.
You can see more pics of the coat via my blog, Male Pattern Boldness.
The coat is made from a “dusty rose” pink wool blanket edged in green yarn blanket stitches. The coat is lined with poly crepe-backed satin.
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