Herdsmen in the middle ages developed a felted garment that evolved in to this dramatic Hungarian Szür. It is a mid-calf length coat worn over the shoulders as a cape, with a clasp just below the neckline with a decorative buckle. The sleeves are sewn shut and are used as pockets.
Traditionally made of felted wool, the Szür lends itself to appliqué and embroidery. In the Great Plains of eastern Hungary, a white base is used with black edging accented in yellow and green. Red cutwork of stylized flowers and leaves also give it style.
Two versions of the pattern are included. One is based on the traditional and includes optional directions for cutwork. The other version is more contemporary with pockets, a lined collar and lapel, and finished edges on the hems.
Many materials can be used besides the traditional felt. Heavyweight fabrics are best such as wool, corduroy, or denim. This pattern is good for showing off your handwork including quilting, embroidery and handwoven fabric.
The Szür is one size, designed to fit men and women.
Items will be shipped within 3 business days after receipt of payment. All shipping is via US Postal Service. Items under 13 oz are shipped first class mail. All other items are shipped priority. Items over $50 will be insured. If you prefer a different method, please contact me before ordering.
Custom work requires a down payment of $25 and the balance upon completion.
6 % PA sales tax is included in the price for all non-clothing items. PA is a point-of- origin sales tax state. Sewing patterns, clothing, and fabric is not taxable.
Returns & exchanges
Please contact me within 14 days if the item does not meet your expectations. For unique, one-of-a-kind items, there are no guarantees that a replacement can be made exactly the same or is even available. For handmade items, I will work with you to ensure a correct fit and color. The buyer is responsible for the shipping price on returns.
Damaged items from shipping will be replaced or refunded. Contact me as soon as possible with a picture so that a post office claim can be filed.
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