is the closest pattern we have found to the well loved and often requested Metis
Coat. The Metis were the mixed blood descendents of French
trapper/voyageurs and Native Americans in the region north of the Great Lakes.
They combined native and European clothing styles to create their own distinct
and stunning garments.
This pattern is not exactly cut like the originals, so you'll have to
use historic photos and descriptions in combination with this pattern to make it
authentic (example: original coats did not have the back yoke...which is easy to leave
out in this pattern). The important and tough parts such as the pleats, length
and sleeves are done the same.
This pattern is knee length with
pointed front and back yokes, flaps over inset front pockets at waistline, and
high center back vent with inverted pleats on each side. Fits chest sizes
34-44". Lola Gentry Western Patterns