--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Long coat has the lower back removed to make it easier to put on and off and avoid sitting on heavy folds of fabric. The side seams of the coat are opened and the back of the coat is cut off below the waist. The opened edges are finished. This reduces the bulk of a heavy coat but also covers the front of the legs for warmth. Includes drawing. SKILLS REQUIRED: Sewing. AUTHOR:Bowar, M. TITLE:Clothing for the Handicapped, Fashion Adaptations for Adults an
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Adapted coat for easier dressing. The side seams of a purchased coat are opened as far as the cuffs, which are left intact. Matching bias tape is sewn to the opened seams, then large snaps are added to the seams. The coat can be easily unsnapped to fold to the back of the wheelchair when going in and out of buildings. Includes diagram. SKILLS REQUIRED: Sewing. AUTHOR: TITLE: Letters to the Editor, "Dressing Made Easier". REF: Journal article: Exception
The Cozy Coats Raincoat is a raincoat designed for use by individuals who use wheelchairs. This multi-season coat can be worn for warmth and wet-weather protection. Designed with a long front and a short back to prevent bunching behind the seated user, this raincoat has short sides that do not drag in wheels, ample pouch pockets with right- and left-hand access, and a cowl collar and hood without strings, hooks, buttons or straps. Other features include a waterproof Taslan outer layer and an ant
The Cozy Coats Winter Coat is a winter coat designed for use by individuals who use wheelchairs. Made with a double layer of anti-pill winter fleece and long in front and short in back, the coat provides full coverage without uncomfortable bunching in the back. The sides are short, and are designed not to drag in the wheels. Features include dropped shoulders and ample arm holes to accommodate users with limited flexibility, and a cowl collar with hood that does not require zippers, snaps, strin
The Easy Zip Back Parka is a coat specifically designed for individuals who use wheelchairs. Suitable for all genders, this relaxed fit parka separates into two halves in the back, allowing the garment to be put on one side at a time. Its length is reduced in the back and sides, but the front is long enough to cover the wearer’s entire lap. The exterior of the Easy Zip Back Parka is constructed from a water-repellent fabric (100% nylon), and it is filled with Thinsulate and lined with Kasha. It
The Koolway Sports Spring Coat is a lightweight coat designed for use by wheelchair users. The exterior is made from 100 percent polyester microfiber that has a wicking finish with 3M Scotchgard. Its quick-dry interior fabric draws moisture away. The coat has a hood, a pouch pocket, and a media pocket. It is machine washable (cool setting) and dryable (tumble dry).
The Koolway Sports Winter Coat - Commander & Fleece is a winter coat designed for use by wheelchair users. This full-length coat has an outer layer of water-resistant commander and a fleece lining with insulation between the layers for warmth. The coat has a half-back to eliminate excess fabric when sitting; elastic cuffs at the wrist; side zippers from the cuffs to the bottom of the side seam; a zippered front extension from the lap to ankles; and zippered shoulder strap openings. The coat
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Modified coat for person sitting in wheelchair. Coats can be modified by having the back cut out up to the arms. The amount of the sides of the coat cut away varies by the amount of cloth needed to tuck in at the sides. All cut seams are then refinished. Can be done with coats, jackets, rain slickers. SKILLS REQUIRED: Sewing. AUTHOR: Settle, Ruth TITLE: Clothing Alterations (Letters to the Editor) REF: Journal article: Exceptional Parent, October 1988,
Rackety's Two Halves Classic Trench Coat is designed for use by individuals who use a wheelchair or a scooter for mobility. It is a full-length trench coat with a removable back panel so that the user doesn't have to sit on excess material while using a wheelchair or a scooter. The coat is in a classic neutral color and is quilted for warmth. The sleeves of the coat can be wiped clean and the coat can be machine washed.
The Wool Swing Coat with Magnetic Closure, model 006, is a women’s coat designed for use by individuals for use with mobility or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. This jersey-lined full cut wool coat features front magnetic closure, lamb leather detailing at the collar and wrist, and two front functional pockets. The coat is available with a high back with separating zippers or with a 24- inch back length for ease in sitting. Belt loops are available upon request, for the long