Avid Seamstress - The Coat

The Coat is a beautifully sophisticated, yet surprisingly easy garment to make. Inspired by classic tailoring, we've created a coat pattern that not only looks on-trend but also is an easy, enjoyable make – without the time-consuming tailoring. It's an incredibly versatile pattern that can be made all year round using heavy to light-weight fabrics depending on the season.

It features princess seams and a fairly close fit but has a casual feel, especially if you make it in denim with snap fasteners instead of buttons. It features a half lining, something not often found with coat patterns so this is also great to add to your skill set, as well as being great for warmer climates. The clever in-seam pocket is a lovely feature, and the notched collar is minimal but effective.

Level: intermediate

Sizes: 6-22 (UK)

Suggested fabrics: wools, denim, needlecord, linen for warmer seasons. We made ours in a chunky wool twill coating.

See image for sizing and material requirements.