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18th Century Pirate Coat

Added Feb 20, 2011

by lanternwaste33

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I made this pirate coat for my little sister Allison’s 12th birthday in June 2010. She’s a big fan of Will Turner from Pirates of the Caribbean, so I decided to make her a pirate coat to play in.
I used the pattern Simplicity 3677, View A for the coat. I used a close zig-zag machine stitch to make faux buttonholes on the front of the jacket, on the cuffs on the sleeves, and on the pocket flaps. Under the pocket flaps, I sewed some home-decor fringe for extra decoration. I bought buttons in two sizes, because the store didn’t have enough in all the same size; so I used the smaller buttons on the cuffs and the larger ones on the front of the coat.

Material Notes

I used a silk-wool blend upholstery fabric in taupe. I used home decor fringe in navy and taupe under the pocket flaps.




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Goth/Gothic Lolita, Grunge, Military, Other, Punk, Rock, Steampunk
Coating, Other, Silk, Suiting, Wool



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    Dec 31, 2013, 12.03 PMby jollygreenjon

    great coat!! my wife is trying to make me one similar but is finding it hard to get a decent reference pattern …could you be kind and point us in the right direction pls :)

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      Jan 8, 2014, 04.03 AMby lanternwaste33

      Simplicity Pattern # 4923 would probably work for you! Its a men’s pattern, but I used the XS size for myself once, for a boxy/unfitted coat. I would definitely check that one out!

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    Oct 4, 2011, 09.08 PMby Customdrapery

    That is something I would wear all fall and winter.. I want one but not to play in …. Great job!
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    Mar 20, 2011, 04.17 AMby marloncosta

    Stunning! The buttoning detail on the cuffs is really interesting! Beautiful job!

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    Feb 21, 2011, 05.23 AMby missjessica-1

    Wow, that is stunning. You must be the best big sister ever!

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    Feb 21, 2011, 02.40 AMby lizajane09

    This is so cool!

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    Feb 20, 2011, 07.46 PMby frankiesoup

    Costume or not, I would wear this out and about. It looks awesome!

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    Feb 20, 2011, 04.49 PMby feldmantcat

    This is stunning. It does not look like a costume, it looks like an amazing coat. I want one of these. I love different styles of things like coats and this is so unusual. Amazing job!

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    Feb 20, 2011, 12.19 PMby janul

    this is very cool!

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    Feb 20, 2011, 11.30 AMby salvia

    Wow, this coat looks great. Your sister must be very happy.

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    Feb 20, 2011, 07.30 AMby v-chan

    Pirate coats = <3 I would wear one everyday, and I don’t even like pirates.

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    Feb 20, 2011, 03.24 AMby runningwithscissors1

    What a neat gift! Cool coat. Very piratey

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