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Baby it’s cold outside, so it’s time to cozy up and sew yourself a beautiful new winter coat, complete with your very own personal touches. We’ve made this process easier for you by narrowing down the coat pattern options to a few of our favorites, so read on to see them all!

By no significant order, these are some of our favorite looks:

Plus-size A-line Coat: An A-line style coat is my favorite cut for Winter— it bells out in the most flattering way and leaves room to bundle up underneath. Try it in a thick wool or felt in your favorite color.

Babydoll Coat with 3/4 sleeves: Before it gets too cold outside, this adorable pattern would look wonderful cut from a navy gabardine or bright wool crepe (like Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffanys). Wear long contrasting gloves with the 3/4 sleeves.

Blouson Sleeve Taffeta Coat: This is a major statement coat with blouson-like sleeves and sharp vintage-inspired collar. Try cutting this beauty from shot taffeta or an interestingly textured silk noil for added warmth. For extra coziness, add an additional layer of lining— keep it out for Spring/Summer.

Leather Trench: A trench coat is for the grown-up in all of us, and one cut from leather (or pleather) not only keeps you warm and dry but adds an air of sophistication. Try suede, microfiber or sueded cotton for a more muted downtown-cool look.

Tasseled Cape: Channel your inner Alpine Princess in a tasseled cape. You can find wools by the bolt with tassels included in the weave if you look hard— or use an old woolen blanket for a cozy d.i.y. style cape. Don’t forget to embellish!

Long Plaid Coat: Find a brightly hued plaid wool and cut into this great Winter coat with mandarin collar. They style is long and fitted at the waist— make it more elegant in creme or black.

Talea Double Breasted Coat: The basic shape of this coat is what has made it so popular, and the design elements further the intrigue. Whether you include all of the tabs and patch pockets, cut this coat from a heavy wool for your go-to winter coat option. We still <3 this look in mustard or brown.


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    Nov 17, 2011, 02.01 PMby fashionista2407

    These are great! I’m definitely going to use the Babydoll Coat :) I love the “vintage” look.

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    Nov 16, 2011, 06.45 PMby greenstarcandy

    These coat patterns are great, but where were they late summer, when you need to get started on an involved pattern like a coat? I was looking everywhere for patterns like these, and had to buy a McCall’s pattern instead. Even then , it was so last minute that I considered just buying off the rack. Can you imagine?? Now I’m freezing my bum off and scrambling to slap together a coat.

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    Nov 16, 2011, 01.42 PMby metropolitanfrock

    I’m loving the Blouson sleeve taffeta coat

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    Nov 16, 2011, 07.19 AMby loulourosa

    Hmmm a pattern for a coat, it’s so difficult to find the right one. I like the style of the first coat, but I’m not sure if my fabric is right for this coat, I have a red wool with white checks. I’ve seen so many patterns the last few months and I can’t decide,…

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    Nov 15, 2011, 05.05 PMby jw72085

    These are all fabulous. I especially like the poncho and the very first coat.

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    Nov 15, 2011, 11.09 AMby Timea Schmidt

    Ooo, the taffeta is so yummy!

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    Nov 15, 2011, 01.22 AMby rochelle49

    I love all these patterns! The mustard color is really interesting, too! They are all lovely. I’ll have to wait, though I bought a new coat this summer.

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    Nov 14, 2011, 09.30 PMby janul

    I like the last two, but I would need a coat with a hood. I´d love to make a winter coat, but it´s very time consuming, and that keeps me off…

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    Nov 14, 2011, 03.24 PMby anuchka

    All coats are beautiful! Talea, the last coat, is forever! I made one for myself and I am extremely happy with it.

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    Nov 14, 2011, 02.48 PMby rotinjab

    I LOVE the last two patterns! they’re so vintage ((:

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    Nov 14, 2011, 02.11 PMby Danielka Ta

    I love the last coat, not the color really, but the pattern is amazing! Thanks!

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    Nov 14, 2011, 11.02 AMby raving

    Great patterns! I’m working on a long cape from a dark brown floral wool. It might look like I’ve made it out of old, heavy curtains (Sound of Music style) but I don’t really mind.

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