Pattern - The TN31 Parka


TN31 is a relaxed and versatile interpretation of the classic fishtail parka. Lined or unlined it can work for all seasons. It has side pockets, front welt pockets, a back vent and optional drawstring waist. 

This is a multi-size paper pattern including sizes UK 6-18.

Skill Level: Experienced.

All seam allowances are 1.5cm unless otherwise stated.

Suggested Fabrics: dry oilskin, oilskin (lined version only), tweed, woollens, cotton drill, cotton canvas, waterproofed cottons and linens. Using something like oilskin will ensure it keeps its structural shape, but we think it would look equally good in something more slinky like a Tencel Twill.

For the ribbing neckline, we have used rib that stretches by half again, i.e. 10cm piece stretches to 15cm.

For the lining we would recommend using a barrier lining if you are making the oilskin version. Other lining options; brushed cotton, cotton poplin, or a medium weight slip lining in viscose or acetate.

You will need:

  • 6 x buttons, approximately 17-22mm. 
  • 3.2M of drawstring cord. 
  • Matching Thread.
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