The Clare Coat is a chic cool-weather staple. Featuring raglan sleeves and an unstructured A-line silhouette, Clare is a great introduction to the joys of coat making.
View A hits at mid-thigh, with a face-framing collar, princess sleeves, exposed asymmetrical zipper and welt pockets. View B has a more minimalist vibe; double-breasted, it ends at the hip hip with inseam pockets, full-length sleeves and a dramatic funnel collar.
Sizes: Currently available in sizes 0-20 only
Body: Medium to heavyweight coating fabrics (ie: melton, felt, tweed and boiled wool). Bottomweight fabrics like denim, twill and canvas are also suitable for a lightweight spring or fall jacket.
Lining: Silk, rayon bemberg, flannel backed satin (aka kasha).
Interfacing: fusible weft interfacing. View A also requires 1/4yd (.25m) of horsehair canvas, sturdy muslin, or a heavier-weight interfacing to stabilize the collar.