1920s Blue Wool Coat

1920s royal blue wool coat black and white collar

That’s my 1920s blue wool coat.

1920 nautical sailor wool coat

It’s a short coat. Usually, 1920s coat were knee-length, and longer as the dress, but there were also short coats in the 1920s, like these 1920s photographs show: 1927 ‘Alpina’ coat and a pretty photograph of a short coat with dog.

1920s blue black and white wool coat

I used 100% royal blue wool fabric, black cotton velvet fabric, black velvet ribbon, white polyester satin fabric, grey quilted fabric and purple taffeta.

1920s wool coat pieced together patch coat

I had to piece together the coat because I just had 1 meter of the blue wool fabric. So the white satin collar and cuffs are lined with grey quilted lining. I also inserted black cotton velvet at the sides.

1920s coat velvet button loop closure

The coat is closed with one black velvet covered button and a black velvet button loop.

1920s coat closure and dog
Velvet button and button loop closure

Here’s a 1927 coat with a similar collar and button and loop closure.

1920s black white kimono coat collar

The collar is a padded kimono-style collar. Coats with kimono collars were fashionable in the 1920s: 1920s evening coat with satin roll collar and 1927 coat with white satin collar.

1920s white satin collar black velvet ribbon applique
Detail of the collar

unlined jacket

The coat is unlined, that means that just the sleeves are lined. I used a scrap piece of ugly purple taffeta because the sleeve lining would hardly ever be seen. The seams are covered with navy cotton bias binding.

1920s blue wool coat hem bias binding

There’s also bias binding at the hem of the coat.

1920s royal blue wool coat white flowers
Hawthorn flowers

1920s piano black and white wool coat

It was a cold and cloudy spring day when we took the photos.

1920s black wool cloche hat

With the coat I’m wearing my new 1920s black wool cloche hat. Here you’ll find my tutorial and a pattern for this 1920s cloche.

1920s black wool cloche hat
1920s wool cloche


1920s blue coat black cloche hat black dress

Some of my inspirations for the coat: 1927 fashion plate of a blue coat with black and white collar, photograph of short black coat with white fur and the 1919 piano coat.

1920s blue wool coat

I’m wearing the coat with my 1920s black artificial silk dress.

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