RH403 — Delia & Kolpak

(1 customer review)


17th century Men’s Polish Coat sewing pattern



Get the only Delia pattern by acclaimed costume historian Kass McGann!

Buy our full-size paper patterns with complete instructions and historical notes for fitted or A-line man’s Delia (Polish Cloak) with sleeve slits and optional collar, and fabric or fur Kolpak (hat). Fits chests 34″-54″. All Sizes in one envelope. Embellishment suggestions included.

Suggested Fabrics:
fine wool, silk or brocade
linen or lightweight silk for lining
linen or canvas for interlining (optional)
may also be entirely or partially lined with fur

Yardage Requirements:
5 yds at least 45″ wide

buckram (optional for collar)
one large clasp
or 10-20 buttons and loops for front closure
braid and passementerie trim to taste

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Additional information

Weight 250 g
Type of Product

Paper Pattern, Downloadable

1 review for RH403 — Delia & Kolpak

  1. choleblack

    There couldn’t be anything faster to sew than this distinctively Polish delia. Images from the era usually show men wearing the delia, but quite a few show middle & upper-class women wearing them as well. Since there is no “fitting” needed, it really is a unisex pattern.

    The pattern itself is straight forward, mostly straight seams, no fitting & the instructions are easy to follow. I finished mine in less than 3 hours, entirely hand sewn of course. Being able to download the pattern meant I had this started & finished within 3 days of needing to wear it.

    I constructed mine out of lightweight silk velvet, lined the body with linen, but lined the edges, under collar & arm openings with silk. I also added fur edging to the collar and cuffs.

    The result is beautiful & fits perfectly with the rest of my noble Polish clothing.

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