Have you ventured into coat making yet? This time of year you probably use one every day, so what better way to leave the house then in a coat that is your favourite colour, has the perfect fit, and is made by you! It is a slightly more challenging project, but it's oh so satisfying when you're finished.
Because now is the time to start making your cosy coat, we thought we would round up some of our favourite coat patterns. From a simple poncho style coat to a more complicated trench coat and everything in between.
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Pattern: Kwik Sew 4141.
This coat is perfect if you are new to coat making. No lining, no fiddly fastenings, and you leave the edges raw. It really doesn't get easier than that! Plus, it will be easy to just throw on and it will look great with any outfit.
Pattern: New Look 6585.
Isn't this oversized hood fantastic! Don't worry if it's not your style, it's possible to make the coat without the hood. You also get to choose between three different lengths to make it fit your style and wardrobe.
Pattern: Simplicity 8797.
Have you been eyeing up those super cosy teddy coats on the high street? This is the perfect pattern to recreate that style. It's oversized so it's easy to fit, and with only one button closure, there's not much to worry about! The pattern includes 4 different lengths.
Pattern: McCall's 7879.
Yes to statement sleeves! This fitted, lined coat has a notched collar, bust darts, button-front closure, and side seam pockets. Choose from different fabulous sleeve variations, and a straight or flared skirt.
Pattern: Butterick 6604.
We're going from statement sleeves to a statement collar! Use the same fabric as the shell for it or go bold with a different colour fabric or even faux fur! The pattern includes different length and sleeve variations.
Pattern: McCall's 6800.
The fit and flare look of this coat is absolutely stunning! The pattern features a detachable collar and or hood and you can choose from two different collars and two different lengths.
Pattern: Simplicity 1254.
This fabulous oversized collar looks great as a shawl or hood for cold and windy weather. Designed by Leanne Marshall this coat pattern is sure to be a hit!
Pattern: Vogue 8884.
We love this new take on the classic trench coat. This pattern has a lot of interesting details which makes it the perfect project for an intermediate seamstress. With different lengths and topstitching options, this coat is a must have in your wardrobe!
Pattern: Butterick 6603.
This is a hybrid between a coat and a cape and we love it! This look is incredibly stylish and will look amazing over any outfit. It is lined and semi-fitted with front and back darts. It closes with a front button closure and you can choose to add a collar and ruffles.
Pattern: Vogue 1562.
Last, but certainly not least is this amazing double breasted coat design by Julia Alarcon. It is fully lined, fitted with front and back princess seams, and it includes welt pockets and a back belt.