1941 Coat

by Ruby June on February 11, 2014 · 18 comments

in 1940s,Coats,Vintage Sewing

Hi everyone! I haven’t posted on here in a couple of months, but for good reason. I’ve been busy working on a WWII-era coat. I’m talking knee-length, heavy weight, filly-lined and warm coat. I am thrilled with how it turned out…from the lovely shoulder dart detailing, to the added on welt pockets. It was constructed from a vintage nylon felt fabric, faux fur, and lined with a salmon satin heavy lining.

I am not going to lie, this is my first coat project and I did experience some difficulty (mainly space-wise) in putting it together. It took me over a month to complete, due to hand attaching the lining and whatnot, but it was totally worth it. I will definitely use this pattern again in the (probably quite distant) future!


Please feel free to head over to my blog, to read more about this adventure and see more pictures! Thanks for reading!

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I'm a vegan vintage enthusiast with a love for sewing from vintage patterns (30's-40's). I'm also a wife, a UW alumni in biology/ecology, and lover of food, good beer & cocktails.

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Vintager February 11, 2014 at 6:18 pm

That is so cool! I really like the coat!


Lizzy February 11, 2014 at 7:19 pm

WOW!! you did a great job!! I’ll visit your blog, I want to see wich pattern you used.


Jet Set Sewing February 11, 2014 at 7:26 pm

Gorgeous! Love the welt pockets and darts on the sleeve caps. Well worth the effort.


Evie February 11, 2014 at 8:36 pm

Nice job!


Shelly February 12, 2014 at 12:29 am

Beautiful job! I love your piercings with the period clothes, makeup and hair! Very cool~ Great job on the coat! been wanting to make myself a coat, but am so intimidated! People like you inspire me!


Claire February 12, 2014 at 2:12 am

You’ve made a lovely coat. I too want to make one but it does look to be a lot of work. How cool though when it’s finished. It’s something you’ll use for years.


Bellis Winter February 12, 2014 at 4:12 am

such a beautiful coat !!!


Eva February 12, 2014 at 5:27 am

It’s so stylish. I want one like that too now.


vintagerockchick February 12, 2014 at 7:14 am

That’s fantastic, one of the nicest coats I’ve ever seem on here. Fits like a glove and beautifully stitched, well done! I’m off to the blog now to read more ….


Isis February 12, 2014 at 7:48 am

I love it!


Jeanette February 12, 2014 at 1:18 pm

Absolutely fabulous! Love it!


Ruby June February 12, 2014 at 2:50 pm

Thank you so much everyone, for your wonderful comments! They really made my day :) I am so happy with this coat…and plan on wearing it for years to come! Definitely the warmest thing I own now.


craftylittlebugger February 13, 2014 at 4:12 am

Amazing! This looks so so good. I love making coats, the satisfaction lasts for years!
I love the contrast fur collar too, such a nice detail.


kinseysue February 13, 2014 at 10:54 am

You did a great job – love the coat.


Sara February 13, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Wow–it looks absolutely amazing!


Aaminah February 14, 2014 at 2:19 pm

Wow, amazing job! I have been looking for ages for a coat pattern in this style that is a vintage one, but have not been able to find one. I love the cinched in waist and flaired skirt on a coat. Anyone see any patterns out there like that?


Lauriana February 19, 2014 at 11:44 am

What an utterly lovely coat!


ShirleyDont April 23, 2014 at 9:47 am

Amazing job on the coat, and the color is lovely as well, great styling!


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