The Copenhagen Coat is an un-lined, knee-length easy-fit coat perfect for Autumn/Spring. The coat is designed with roomy patch pockets, one statement button and a pinked edge. There is the option for either a classic collar or a hood. Great for a first coat project, or if you need a stylish new look for the weekend.
A generous fit, with room to wear over a sweater.
The pattern is designed to be knee-length but it would work just as well as a 3/4 length jacket, mid-calf coat or floor-sweeper!
A coat might seem like a big project but in fact coat-weight fabrics are surprisingly easy to work with and because there is a generous ease they are not difficult to fit. Have a go!
Choose a double-faced fabric that doesn't fray as you will see both sides. Examples are boiled wool, felt-type wools, Melton wool, Doeskin, bonded fabrics, faux-suede or leather (for the more experienced you could easily patch together some skins for the real deal).
FOR THE COLLAR VERSION:
You will need 2.4m/2 5/8 yards of fabric, at least 140cm/56" wide.
FOR THE HOOD VERSION:
You will need 2.7m/3 yards of fabric, at least 140cm/56" wide.
We used a Melton wool from AW Hainsworth - read more about it here
x1 nice big button for the collar version, x3 buttons for the hood version.
OPTIONAL: 50cm/20" double-sided iron-on tape for the back vent, a coat hanging chain.
We like to cut this coat out using pinking shears (or a rotary cutter with a pinking blade) for a decorative raw edge. Alternatively you can just go for a straight raw edge, or a decorative stitch or binding.
UK 6-22 (Please see our Size Chart page for more information.)