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how much larger than basic sloper to make coat
emmaleej
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Date: 4/1/11 2:21 PM

Hi!

I am making a pattern for a men's overcoat (like a wool pea coat) for a guy on the other side of the country. He sent me a suit jacket that fits him well so I can work off of.

I have a few sizes of basic slopers for men but I am unsure which size to use for the coat, as I've never made a coat, only jackets (as far as outerwear is concerned). Is 2 inches larger than the jacket too much?

Also, does anyone know where I can find this burda men's pea coat pattern (I'd love an already made pattern for reference): http://sewing.patternreview.com/review/pattern/46315

thanks so much!!
Emily

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Date: 4/1/11 11:02 PM

From my limited experience, I think making the overcoat about one size larger would be enough ease to go over a suit jacket or sweater. We used to suggest that a man buy a size larger overcoat, but now, coat manufacturers take this into consideration and mark coats to match the size of the regular suit jacket, even though they are actually about a size larger. It makes it easier to buy an overcoat. But it is still a good idea to try an overcoat on to make sure. If you are sewing one, just make sure there are at least 3 inches more around the chest/waist/hip circumference (and also the sleeve circumference) in an overcoat than in a regular suit jacket. More might not hurt either. Good luck.

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Date: 4/2/11 12:10 PM

You might want to drop the armscye some. I'm not sure how much, but I'm sure that it's done for overcoats

Vogue has a double breasted coat pattern that is either in print or recently discontinued. I just saw a copy on eBay.

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