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My Classic Trench Coat

Added Apr 7, 2012

by roarah

Melbourne, Austr...






For quite a while now I’ve wanted a classic beige trench coat. I finally decided to try my hand at making one. I used Simplicity 4084.

The one part of this coat that drove me crazy was the sleeves. Setting in the sleeves was a total pain. The bulk of the fabric in the shoulder area made it really difficult for me to manipulate the fabric into place.

I used a trench coat fabric I bought while visiting China 18 months ago. All of the top stitching was done with a top stitch thread (much thicker than normal thread) so that it would stand out properly.

For more info, check out my blog, Orchids In May




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic



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    Apr 14, 2012, 05.26 PMby domestic-divaonline

    Beautiful job on the coat. Looks soooooo professional!

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    Apr 8, 2012, 09.28 PMby iin

    Love the fact you used ticker thread For top stitching .. Brilliant .

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    Apr 8, 2012, 09.03 AMby missb-1

    Love it! I’m in need of a trench too, maybe yours will inspire me to try and make one. :)

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    Apr 7, 2012, 05.58 PMby prettysewinggirl

    so beautiful! its inspiring to see others sew such big projects :)

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    Apr 7, 2012, 03.35 PMby mojo elgin

    Your new coat looks great! I love the detail that topstitching thread adds. (I have a similar pattern, but I’m thinking maybe a more unconventional color…)

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    Apr 7, 2012, 03.10 PMby aficionada

    Great job! A trenchcoat is such a challenge.

    For future projects I would recommend to have an eye on ironing and cutting (and cutting back) the seam allowance in lapel and collar.

    I like that you used a thicker thread for top stiching!

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    Apr 7, 2012, 02.28 PMby nishavinod2009

    its looks very nice, great job!

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    Apr 7, 2012, 02.15 PMby Jodi Wade

    Looks great!

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    Apr 7, 2012, 02.03 PMby pauline alice

    Wow, that’s an amazing trench coat! I love the contrasr fabric you used for the lining and that topstiching thread is genious. I have to find some…

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    Apr 7, 2012, 01.59 PMby TailorFairy

    great job! well done!

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    Apr 7, 2012, 01.54 PMby infinite-plus-one

    wow, this looks incredible!

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    Apr 7, 2012, 12.27 PMby janul

    this is absolutely perfect, must have been a lot of work! great job!

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    Apr 7, 2012, 11.56 AMby jadealamode

    It looks lovely!! You did a good job on it.

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