Folkwear #254 Swing Coat
Extra Small to Extra Large
This easy, breezy coat is a snap to make, with just four main pattern pieces. The front pieces have neck extensions that stitch together at center back to form the collar. The back is stitched into a back yoke and features a deep pleat for maximum “swing.” Sleeves are narrow at the wrist so you can push them up for a casual look, and they stay put. The pattern offers two pocket versions: side-seam and patch.
Suggested fabrics: fabrics that drape well yet still have body, such as lightweight linen, gabardine (rayon, wool, or cotton), lightweight denim, soft cotton twill. For a crisp, sculptured look consider silk taffeta. Or create a sheer, translucent style with silk organza.