The Clare Coat is a chic cool-weather staple. Featuring raglan sleeves and an unstructured A-line silhouette, Clare is a great introduction to the joys of coat making.
View A hits at mid thigh, with a face-framing collar, princess sleeves, exposed asymmetrical zipper and welt pockets. View B has a more minimalist vibe; double breasted, it ends at the hip hip with inseam pockets, full length sleeves and a dramatic funnel collar.
Sewing level: Intermediate
Sizes: 0 – 20
Body: Medium to heavyweight coating fabrics (ie.melton, felt, tweed and boiled wool). Bottomweight fabrics like denim, twill and canvas are also suitable for a lightweight spring or fall jacket.
Lining: Silk, rayon bemberg, flannel backed satin (aka kasha).
Interfacing: fusible weft interfacing. View A also requires 1/4 yard (.25m) of horsehair canvas, sturdy muslin or a heavier-weight interfacing to stabilize the collar.
Errata: The collar for View A was incorrectly mirrored on the printed pattern tissue; the notches are inaccurate, although the pattern piece shape is correct. All pattern booklets include a download link for an updated piece with the correct notches; you can also download it here.