Oliver + S Secret Agent Trench Coat

Added Jun 1, 2014

by auschick

Centreville, Vir...

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I really need to get a picture of my daughter wearing this trench coat! But in the meantime, these photos will have to do!

This is a pretty simple pattern to put together. For me, the trickiest part was the bias binding. If there is one thing I struggle to do neatly, it is always bias binding! I was also having mega issues making my binding. The first time, I made it too narrow (failed to measure properly), the second time I didn’t actually cut it on the bias, and didn’t realize until I was finished ironing the darn thing, and the third time, I almost cut it wrong again, but realized before I messed up again! Oiy.

My other issue was putting the buttonholes in. I was having issues with my automatic buttonhole foot – it kept skipping stitches – I think because of the seams that it was sewing against. I’ve since bought a manual buttonhole foot for doing similar projects. The button holes were also a bit stretched – the fabric is a stretch twill and I’m not very familiar with working with stretch fabrics yet. Oh well, only I will notice these things!

Anyways, this is a great pattern and looks so stylish!

Material Notes

Fabric: Cotton Stretch Twill in red
Binding: Quilting cotton from Joann (Christmas clearance!)

Categories

Season
Spring, Fall
For
Children
Garment Type
Jacket/Blazer
Style
Classic, Preppy
Material
Cotton

Credits

Oliver+S

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    Jun 3, 2014, 07.19 PMby Lindsay Hodgson

    This is fab! Well done. A lot of work went into this I’m sure

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      Jun 10, 2014, 02.35 AMby auschick

      Thanks!

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    Jun 1, 2014, 02.46 PMby kisses

    Nice coat in the right colour

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      Jun 10, 2014, 02.35 AMby auschick

      Thanks!

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    Jun 1, 2014, 08.07 AMby liliv-1

    Very cool:)

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      Jun 10, 2014, 02.36 AMby auschick

      Thanks!

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    Jun 1, 2014, 04.30 AMby Byanka Ayala

    Such a great coat! Just love the color!

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      Jun 10, 2014, 02.36 AMby auschick

      Thanks!

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