Merchant and Mills Unisex - The TN31 Parka
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. Using something like oilskin will ensure it keeps it structural shape, but it could look equally good in something more slinky like a weighty silk or viscose twill. For the ribbing neckline, use rib that stretches by half again, i.e. 10cm piece stretches to 15cm.
Sizes: 6-18 (UK)
Recommended fabric: Dry Oilskin, Oilskin (lined version only), Tweed, Woollens, Cotton Drill, Cotton Canvas, Waterproofed Cottons and Linens. You'll also need striped or plain ribbing - we have lots of that. For the lining you can use Merchant and Mills' barrier lining if using oilcloth, otherwise you could use cosy brushed cotton, smooth cotton poplin, or a medium weight slip lining in acetate. For their samples shown in the photos M&M have used oilskin with striped rib, Harris tweed with plain rib and various oilskin with plain rib.
See images for sizing and fabric requirements.