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Men's Long Dress Coat
I want to find a pattern for a long men's dress coat. I've had zero luck, can you help?
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Date: 1/30/08 6:01 PM

I want to make my bf a long wool dress coat. The sort of coat that I can find 15 women's patterns for but no men's.

I've looked at the big 4, vintage sites, and ebay, I've found nothing.

Does anyone have a suggestion? Do you have such a pattern in your stash you'd be willing to sell/trade/lend? Has no one in the history of sewists made a dress coat for a man? Really?

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Date: 1/30/08 6:17 PM

Hello:),
I have a pattern for a knee length men's coat that takes wool flannel, tweed, and camel hair for the fabric....
It is Vogue 2613. I do believe it is OOP.

Here's a result for a search I did
Vogue 2613

Hope this helps,
Sabrina

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Date: 1/30/08 6:25 PM

Burda man's coat

What about this one?

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Subject: Mens Long Dress Coat Date: 1/30/08 6:55 PM

did you try looking in the costume sections?

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Date: 1/30/08 7:00 PM

There's this one from Vogue that is showing on their current site:

Vogue 7988

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Date: 1/30/08 7:50 PM

There are a number of out of print patterns, but I think you should certainly be able to make him a great traditional coat using either Burda 8275 or Vogue 7988. I've made the Burda pattern, and have closely examined the Vogue one. I chose the Burda more because I like the cut of the front, but the Vogue is a little better pattern and will lead you to a higher quality coat.

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Date: 1/30/08 9:11 PM

You mean like the coat Nicholas Cage's character wears to the opera in "Moonstruck"? I'd go with something like suegoodie's Burda.

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Date: 1/31/08 8:15 AM

That's a great coat! I notice vogue rates it as "advanced". I can't begin to imagine the difficulty level for that one!

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Date: 1/31/08 12:38 PM

Those are all great! I love the Vogue 7988 (you guys have totally awesome pattern-fu by the way, I went to the Vogue site and didn't find that)

It certainly looks tres difficile which is why I'm looking *now* so I can get started on a muslin and work on the coat slowly over the course of a year.

He'll be graduating from law school and working at a fancy pants law firm soon(ish) and I wanted to make him something special.
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Date: 1/31/08 6:04 PM

I made the predecessor to that coat for DH. I forget the pattern number but it was very similar in style and lines. I took my time on it. The reason they rate it as Advanced is because they have you tape and hand padstitch the interfacing to the collar and lapels. It's not that bad if you get zen about it. Also, the coat I made for DH had you cut the undercollar from the fashion fabric. Don't do that. Instead, cut the undercollar from wool flannel of a lighter weight than the coating.

If you can get your hands on a good men's tailoring book before you start, it will give you good advice for interfacing, buttons/buttonholes, etc. I don't have the title of the one that I used in front of me, but I'll check and try to post it for you.

HTH!

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