This page includes a detailed pattern draft chart for a 1930 coat.
Originally the pattern was published in Women's
Wear Patterns and Fashions Winter magazine way back in September 1930.
Much of the italicised text below is exactly as written in the booklet. Other coat
fashions from the same booklet are shown on this
1930 coats page. Most of these
have a very similar look with intricate seam details that are a wonderful
source of information and inspiration for the modern fashion designer. The
clear line drawings and back views should also be useful for fashion
designers or anyone making
theatrical patterns for an early 1930s play.
Please note this draft should only be attempted by those already
EXPERIENCED in basic pattern drafting.
I will NOT be able to answer any further questions about this.
The pattern and instructions are exactly as shown in the booklet and will
be a familiar technique to those who can already pattern draft. This pattern
assumes you can draft and sew as no sewing instructions are provided either.
If this is beyond your ability level then buy a Simplicity/Butterick/Vintage
Patterns prepared paper pattern or contact a costume supplier.
A downloadable Word document is available for easier printing and the
Word link is at the bottom of this webpage. You can see some of the other
designs in the booklet on this webpage, but the coat on this page is the
only pattern chart available. Although astute cutters will recognise areas
within this draft to adapt to the other fashion designs here.
As written in the booklet:- Many of the new tweed coats for the forthcoming winter
season have fancy yokes and strappings combined, which give a very pleasing
In many models there is a strapping extending from the yoke
down centre of back to the bottom. This strapping is, of course, seamed in.
In the front there is a strapping from point of yoke, extending to the patch
pockets on the hips. These strappings are stitched down to a little above
Fancy patch pockets, such as illustrated on Figure L2527 in
series of illustrations of this issue, are commendable to give a smart
effect. A belt of suede goes around the waist, fastening in front with a
The sleeves are designed in a somewhat novel way so as to
give a deep cuff effect trimmed with buttons.
Click both these thumbnail left and below right for A4
size copies of this 1930 coat fashion style pattern draft and the coat
illustration which could also be used for colouring-in purposes in the
Reports from the ladies, wholesale clothing
manufacturers, state that some firms are fairly busy on winter stock orders,
especially for flecked tweed coats and juvenile garments. They report that
there is very little demand for velours, and those who have stocked heavily
in velours may find difficulty in selling some for the trend of fashion at
the present is all for flecked tweeds in blue, brown, and fawn.
Mackintosh Styles - 1930
The April-like weather experienced last month proved a
cheerful omen for mackintosh makers, who report having done good business.
Mackintoshes are now all made very light in weight and artificial silk
specially proofed material in the bright colours. Some are reversible, such
as small black and white checked design on one side and black on the other,
showing a narrow piping of the check on the edges, and cuffs, and looks very
effective. Beige, brown, and scarlet are popular colours.
Hockey Wear -1930
Now that winter is approaching many ladies' tailors are
receiving orders from hockey clubs for outfits. The newest idea is to wear
plus fours with a wrap over skirt arranged to open at the side for freedom
of limbs, and the usual cream shirt blouse. Of course, many prefer the navy
serge gym frock and knickers of the same colour serge, but a light-weight
Strappings Decoration - 1930
A popular feature of the latest models of winter coats is
the use of strappings over the shoulders back and front, as far as the hips,
below which channel seams are introduced. This idea is largely introduced
for the faced velour coats.
Fur Collars - 1930
The fur collars for the winter coats are practically all
made to stand up high around the neck, and have a narrow facing inside only,
of fur, and the part close to neck is of the same cloth as the coat is made
of. Grey dyed furs are being much used for collars this season.
Artificial Silk Fabric - 1930
Many shops are displaying a new style of pyjamas, made
from artificial silk fabric. The blouse is of the tuck-in style with a vee-shaped
neck and the trousers are of the Mexican shape, with a close-fitting,
pointed-in-front yoke, and wide bottoms.
Housecoats - 1930
With the approach of the chilly evenings there is a
demand for the velveteen house coat in black, navy, or brown. The style
mostly, being shown is S.B. button-one, and having a neat roll collar, and a
fairly tight fitting sleeve. Welt pockets are the vogue.
Tweeds - 1930
Ladies' tailors report that many ladies are choosing the
same colour and design of tweed as for men save of a lighter weight, such as
brown tweed, with a large pin-spot or small herringbone.
Further along in the booklet Women's Wear reports:-
Accordion pleating is very much in favour for the new
frock models now being displayed in the dress salons. It is extremely
effective for dance frocks, and is being utilised in all kinds of uneven hem
Skirt Lengths - 1930
Although Paris has laid down the law that long skirts are
to be the fashion, a visit to the fashionable parts of this country soon
convinces one that this long skirt vogue has not materialised as far as
outdoor skirts, thus proving that Miss 1930 prefers the shorter skirts. The
sports girl does not look upon long skirts with favour. Of course, for
evening dresses, longer skirts have become the general fashion. End of
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