This is the classic outback duster coat with rugged construction and hearty design.
The original version, View B, has wrist tabs, elbow patches, and a detachable shoulder cape. Leg tabs and the long fantail vent in the centre-back cleverly wrap around to form a type of legging for added body and saddle protection while riding. The front opening is covered with rectangular flap for wind and rain protection, and the partial lining adds warmth.
The basic, clean shape and essential details alone comprise View A, an over-everything coat. It has raglan sleeves with wrist tabs, a rectangular collar, collar tabs and patch/flap pockets and can be made in a few hours.
Both roomy coats fasten with heavy-duty gripper snaps and can be made in a variety of fabrics. The pattern includes information about authentic detailing, waterproofing, and instructions for a knit pullover sweater.
This is a paper pattern and is sized (American sizing) from XSMALL to XLARGE.
Make it in canvas or denim for a traditional look, microfiber or crinkle nylon for an updated water-repellent version. It would be suited to medium-weight denim, canvas, poplin, wool, linen; ripstop nylon, microfiber, or other water-resistant fabrics.
What is a Drover Coat?
A drover coat is an Australian icon. It is a heavy knee-length coat worn by drovers/cattle herders. It is made to protect from harsh weather encountered whilst herding cattle. It is typically made from a waterproof material like oilskin.