1940s | Coats | Vintage Sewing

1941 Coat

February 11, 2014

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!

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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?

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