The TN31 Parka£14.50

Availability: in-stock

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. All seam allowances are 1.5cm unless otherwise stated. Neck has 1cm seam allowance.

Skill level; Experienced

Suitable fabrics:

For our combination suggestions click here. 

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.

For the ribbing neckline, we have used rib that stretches by half again, i.e. 10cm piece stretches to 15cm. We used our plain rib which you can see by clicking onto alternative fabrics. You can also use a piece of our French striped ribbing for the neckline.

For the lining we would recommend using our Barrier Lining if you are making the oilskin version. We have it in Black or Tan. Other lining options; Brushed Cotton, Cotton Poplin, or a medium weight slip lining in viscose or acetate.

Extra Notions:

6 x buttons, approximately 17-22mm. We have had 4 Corozo buttons dyed specially to match our oilskin colours. You can see these here.

3.2M of drawstring cord. We have used this one, which comes in 5 colours.

Matching Thread

Our samples in the gallery:

Olive Dry Oilskin with French Stripe Rib (this colour now discontinued, the full range is here)

Dalbeg Harris Tweed with Sweeps Scrim Rib

Conker Oilskin with Oxblood Rib

Midnight Trench Dry Oilskin with Scuttle Black Rib

This is a multi-size paper pattern in an envelope, including sizes 6 – 18. Seam allowances are 1.5cm and are included in the pattern.

 

FABRIC REQUIREMENTS: Unlined Parka
 6 & 810 & 1214 to 18
120cm wide, without nap3.15M3.2M4M
140cm wide, without nap2.65M2.8M3.2M
150cm wide, without nap2.45M2.65M2.85M
Ribbing0.15M0.15M0.15M
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.
 6 & 810 & 1214 to 18
120cm wide, without nap0.4M1.4M*1.55M*
140cm wide, without nap0.4M0.4M0.4M
150cm wide, without nap0.4M0.4M0.4M
FABRIC REQUIREMENTS: Lined Parka
 6 & 810 & 1214 to 18
120cm wide, without nap3M3.1M3.25M
140cm wide, without nap2.55M2.75M3.1M
150cm wide, without nap2.3M2.45M2.85M
Ribbing0.15M0.15M0.15M
FABRIC REQUIREMENTS: Lined Parka Lining
 6 & 810 & 1214 to 18
120cm wide, without nap3M3.05M3.1M
140cm wide, without nap2.3M2.7M3M
150cm wide, without nap2.05M2.3M2.75M
Fusible Interacing0.75M0.75M0.75M
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 
 681012141618
Bust111115120125130135140
Length100.5101101.5102102.5103103.5
Sleeve Length55.55656.55757.55858.5
UK SIZING: 
 Size 6Size 8Size 10Size 12Size 14Size 16Size 18
Waist61cm/24"65cm/25.5"69cm/27"74cm/29"79cm/31"84cm/33"89cm/35"
Hips86cm/34"90cm/35.5"94cm/37"99cm/38.75"104cm/41"109cm/43"114cm/44"
Bust78cm/30.75"82cm/32.25"86cm/33.75"91cm/35.75"96cm/37.75"100cm/39.25"106cm/41.75"