Women's Forester Coat - Size Chart + Materials List

Size + Measurements Chart 

Twig + Tale Size

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(girls 12)

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Upper Bust

29”
73.5cm

30”
76.5cm

31”
79cm

32”
81.5cm

33”
84cm

34”
86.5cm

35.5”
90cm

37”
94cm

39.5”
100.5cm

40.5”
103cm

42.5”
107.5cm

44”
112cm

46”
116.5cm

48”
121cm

Full Bust

30”
76.2cm

32”
81.3cm

33”
83.8cm

34”
86.4cm

35”
89cm

36”
91.4cm

37.5”
95.2cm

39”
99.1cm

41.5”
105.4cm

43.5”
110.5cm

45.5”
115.6cm

47.5”
120.7cm

49.5”
125.7cm

51.5”
130.8cm

Hip

32”
81.3cm

34.5”
86.4cm

35.5”
90.2cm

36.5”
92.7cm

37.5”
95.2cm

38.5”
97.8cm

40”
101.6cm

41.5”
105.4cm

43.5”
110.5cm

45.5”
115.6cm

47.5”
120.7cm

49.5”
125.7cm

51.5”
130.8cm

53.5”
135.9cm

Waist

25”
63.5cm

24”
61cm

25”
63.5cm

26”
66cm

27”
68.5cm

28”
71.1cm

29.5”
74.9cm

31”
78.7cm

33.5”
85.1cm

35.5”
90.2cm

37.5”
95.3cm

39.5”
100.3cm

41.5”
105.4cm

43.5”
110.5cm

Height

4’ 9”
146cm

5’5”
165cm

5’5”
165cm

5’5”
165cm

5’5”
165cm

5’5”
165cm

5’5”
165cm

5’5”
165cm

5’5”
165cm

5’5”
165cm

5’5”
165cm

5’5”
165cm

5’5”
165cm

5’5”
165cm

Suggested Fabrics for Forester

Exterior: Wool, wool blends, corduroy, denim, pre-quilted cottons, canvas, cotton drill, suede and oil skin are all suitable fabrics. You could use quilting cottons for a spring weight vest or quilt an extra layer in between the exterior and lining fabric for extra warmth.  If you wanted a puffer-style coat, then polyester or nylon with batting quilted onto it works well.  A number of tester had good results using anti-pill fleece in place of batting.
Please note:  It is NOT recommended to use thick fabrics for both lining and exterior as it may be challenging to sew through certain areas. 

Lining: Traditionally you would use a slippery fabric for lining; however, cotton, linen and flannel work well too. Sherpa is also a deliciously snuggly lining fabric. If using a lightweight exterior fabric, you could use pre-quilted polyester lining to provide extra warmth. 


Other Supplies & Notions

  • Buttons or snaps if you do not wish to close with a zipper or are adding the wind flap
  • Separating zipper (opens completely at both ends) 
    Size a = 24” (61cm) zipper    Sizes b-i = 26” (66cm) zipper  Sizes j-n = 28” (70cm) zipper
  • Batting if you wish to make a puffer-style coat
  • Small strip of interfacing to stabilise the front (zipper) edge if using stretchy fabric

Fabric Requirement Chart

You will need the following amounts for both the exterior and the lining fabrics.  You may need more if matching plaids/checks or if you have a directional fabric.  If adding batting for a puffer-style coat, then you will need the same amount of that too.

Fabric Width

 

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b

c

d

e

f

g

h

i

j

k

l

m

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110cm /43"

cm

160

180

180

200

200

200

200

205

205

240

240

255

255

255

inches

63

71

71

79

79

79

79

81

81

94

94

100

100

100

130cm / 51"

cm

145

160

160

170

170

170

180

185

185

220

220

240

245

245

inches

57

63

63

67

67

67

71

73

73

87

87

94

96

96

 

Nestledown - Maternity + Baby Carry Cover Add-on

You will need everything for a Forester Coat ...  and...
  • Elastic 3/4” (2cm) wide - approx 25” (60cm)
  • Separating zipper (opens completely at both ends) which matches exactly the teeth size/brand of the zipper used for the Forester Coat so that they will zip up together.  For baby’s comfort, choosing zippers with plastic rather than metal teeth for the carry cover panel is recommended.  (Please keep in mind that lengthening/shortening your coat will require adjustment to zipper length.)

    For the maternity panel:
    Women's Size A = 24” (61cm) zipper    Sizes B-I = 26” (66cm) zipper  Sizes J-N = 28” (70cm) zipper

    For the carry panel:
    Women’s Size A = 18” (46 cm) zipper   Women’s Sizes B-N = 20” (51cm) zipper