Every year I plan to make a coat and I usually put it off and off until it’s summer again and by then I don’t want to be sewing winter wear!
I’ve managed to make one so far (see it here) but that does unfortunately mean that I’ve still got piles of unmade coat patterns and corresponding fabric lying around!
So I’ve made a list of the coats I’ve currently got planned. My theory is that if I tell all of you I’m going to make them then I’m more likely to do it!
I’m determined to make a dent in them this year, though I reckon it’ll probably be a few years before I can tick off everything on this list!
I’ve chosen all relatively cheap wools for these makes as I’m so uncertain as to whether I’m going to like them or not! The idea is that these are all wearable toiles and eventually I’ll be able to use some really fancy fabric to make a perfected version of one I love!
1. Yona wrap coat by Named
This is the first one of the list to be ticked off as it was September’s #SewMyStyle offering! This is a relatively simple wrap coat from Named which came out a couple of years ago. I made mine in a patterned wool. The right side has little polka dots and the wrong side has these white crosses over the top. I actually preferred the wrong side of this fabric so I used a mix of both for contrast.
Fabric: £8/m from Stitch Fabrics
2. Aime Comme Mazarine by Aime Comme Marie
I am in love with the silhouette of this coat. It’s actually very similar to a RTW one I got from Zara a while back which I loved. I feel like this could become a classic winter wardrobe staple for me!
Fabric: £8/m from Stitch Fabrics
3. Cascade Duffle by Grainline Studio
Who doesn’t love a duffle coat? I’ve always been a bit put off starting this coat due to the sheer number of pattern pieces. It just seems like an immense project! I do think it’ll pay off though. I’ve chosen a classic red and black plaid which shouldn’t age too much!
Fabric: £5/m Saeed’s in Walthamstow
4. Kelly anorak by Closet Case
I really need a light raincoat. Really, really. At the moment my raincoat is a cheap one I got in New Zealand whilst I was travelling there. It’s not particularly nice or flattering but it does the job. I’m hoping to upgrade with the Kelly anorak in a polka dot waterproof fabric I got from the Cloth House warehouse. If this goes well, I might make another in a yellow oilskin!
Fabric: £4/m from The Cloth House warehouse
5. Aime Comme Montmartre by Aime Comme Marie
This is the easiest of all the coats listed in terms of sewing skills. I haven’t picked out a fabric for this yet as I wanted to do something fun and colourful and I don’t tend to keep a lot of that in my stash! I’m on the lookout for the perfect fabric tough!
6. Harriet Lumberjacket by Named
I’m planning a plaid wool and faux sheepskin jacket. It’s going to be awesome and it’s definitely going to be made as I’m planning this for a future Minerva Crafts make! I’ve just got to make sure I’ve got the right hardware for this to work! Any tips on where to find great quality metal zips and poppers in the uk are welcome!
Fabric: £10.99/m from Minerva Crafts
7. Vogue 8940
I’ve had this one actually cut out for a while – it was meant to be a birthday gift to my dad 2 years ago! This is another one that just feels like a massive and daunting task. I really need to just knuckle down and get started. I’ve seen a few beautifully finished ones on Instagram for some very lucky fellas. Hopefully I’ll be able to finish this at some point!
Fabric: £15/m from Saeed’s in Walthamstow
Is anyone else in the coat making crew this year?