Inspired by an Edwardian car coat and a modern parka, the Helen Duster is not a conventional coat at all.
It’s a light jacket, a cover up, an oversized shirt or a bohemian robe.
It’s loose romantic fit comes from the gathers around the neck and waist formed by 2 drawstring casings that can be adjusted to your preference.
It’s dramatically angled hem and large draping pockets give the duster a comfortable, casual off beat feeling.
No lining keeps it light and airy but the French seams and bias trimmed seam allowances
make the inside as lovely as the outside.
Make your Helen Duster from medium weight fabrics like twill, denim, velvet,
shantung, raw silk, corduroy, flannel, sateen, canvas, linen or gabardine.
For a light weight version use batiste, gauze, poplin, satin, broadcloth, challis,
chambray, crepe de chine, dupioni, lace, tulle, lawn, handkerchief linen, organza,
oxford, or taffeta.
The Helen Duster can be made from 5 yards of 56" wide fabric and is not recommended for narrower fabrics.
Notions required are 5 yards of 1" wide twill tape or other ribbon for drawstrings, 1/2 yard of fusible interfacing and hook and eyes are optional for closures.