Laughing Moon Great Coat/Garrick
The pattern can be cut either single or double breasted and has the choice of a standing or a stand-and-fall collar. Any view can have capes and the capes can be removable.
The coat body is the same for either the men’s or ladies’ version with only the sleeves being different. The front of the coat is plain. The back of the coat has pleats, a pocket flap, and pockets at the side backs, near the waist. The center back of the coat can be either finished with a pleat at center back waist and a back vent at the bottom or finished so that the back is open all the way from the waist to the bottom. For ladies there is an optional belt included. The sleeves are full at the sleeve heads, with a fully functioning large cuff that folds up at the wrist.
There are two cape options, 3 or 4 layers, both have a full cape on top and on the bottom, with the middle cape for the 3 cape option, and the middle 2 capes for the 4 cape option, being faux capes. The capes can be cut with either square or rounded front edges.
Suggested Fabric: Medium weight wool flannel or wool broadcloth, well fulled. Melton may be too thick if you are using the capes.
Notions for Capes: An additional optional closure at the neck such as a chain hook and eye, a toggle, or a frog. 1 yard matching single fold bias tape. Buttons: Single breasted 11: 5/8" or 3/4", Double Breasted 16: 5/8" or 3/4" If using tab closures you will need the amount of buttons per number of tabs plus an additional 4 for the back. Ladies will perhaps need different amount of buttons depending on the style of closure and if they want a belt..
Multi-sized for chest sizes 34-56