The Merchant and Mills 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. Merchant & Mills have also produced detachable hood an add on for this pattern which you can purchase separately here.
This is a multi-size paper pattern in an envelope, including sizes 8 – 18. Seam allowances are included in the pattern at 1.5cm, unless otherwise stated. Neck has 1cm seam allowance.
You may also be interested in Merchant & Mills neck ribbing, drawstring and buttons needed to complete the pattern.
Fabrics to use:
Dry Oilskin, Oilskin (lined version only), Tweed, Woollens, Cotton Drill, Cotton Canvas, Waterproofed Cottons and Linens. Using something like oilskin will ensure it keeps it structural shape, but we think it would look equally good in something more slinky like a Tencel Twill.
6 x buttons, approximately 17-22mm.
3.2M of drawstring cord.
Ribbing, see below for how much.
FABRIC REQUIREMENTS: Unlined Parka
FABRIC REQUIREMENTS: Unlined Parka Lining, i.e. pockets and drawstring casing. *the drawstring casing will not fit across the fabric for these sizes, to use less lining fabric add a seam to the centre back of the casing.
FABRIC REQUIREMENTS: Lined Parka
FABRIC REQUIREMENTS: Lined Parka Lining