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Fancy Twirly Olive Trench

Added Apr 12, 2010

by reneebies

Seattle, Washing...






I love my new jacket!

The pattern was basically painless. Pleats: fun, gathering: fun, easy lining: awesome, no zipper: hell yes! The fit was a bit large as usual, but that is fine because I do intend on making a belt at some point.

And unfortunately, the back pleat looks a little vaggy. (See last photo)

PS: This pattern does not specify which pieces to interface. I just did the collar parts, and I was going to do the cuffs as well, but got too excited and completely forgot.

Material Notes

Olive twill, polyester lining, buttons!




Garment Type
Classic, Romantic

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    Sep 6, 2013, 06.13 PMby Occultine

    You did an amazing job, the color is perfect with your skintone and hair color too ;)

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    May 7, 2012, 08.56 AMby ealinglou

    brilliant job – could be a Burberry!

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    Dec 16, 2010, 12.16 AMby prettyfascinated

    Wow! The colour and shape are stunning x

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    Nov 27, 2010, 06.45 PMby supercalla

    >D THIS IS SO AWESOME I LOVE THE LINING WELL DONE!!!!!!!!!!! You say it was easy….. Maybe Ill have to try. Ive never done a coat with lining. :D

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      Nov 27, 2010, 07.57 PMby reneebies

      This pattern comes with a lining pattern so its REALLY easy.

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    Sep 23, 2010, 08.41 PMby joycexi

    wow… I love the fact that you put in little details ( the design for your inner lining.) looks pretty sweet and a great staple for Fall/ Spring =)

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    Apr 21, 2010, 12.08 AMby eboskey

    Oh this is so cute! I now want to make one.

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    Apr 21, 2010, 12.07 AMby eboskey

    Oh this is so cute! I now want to make one.

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    Apr 20, 2010, 07.50 PMby mcerin

    I REALLY REALLY love this!!!

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    Apr 19, 2010, 05.50 PMby alisondahl

    I can’t believe you are the first person to make this coat! I love it. You are not the first person to mention the lack of instructions about where to place interfacing, and I updated the instructions a while back.

    Hint: When you see technical images of pattern pieces that have little black dots on them, as image “A” has pictured below, it means they require interfacing:

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      Apr 19, 2010, 07.56 PMby reneebies

      Thanks! More people should definitely try this pattern. It was fun to make for sure.

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    Apr 19, 2010, 01.32 PMby davee09

    love it!!!!!!!!!! soooooooooooooooo classy and elegant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Apr 17, 2010, 11.56 PMby sarinadevilla

    Tikva is my new found love. The olive green with the unexpected floral lining is fab-o-lous! i too am jealousss!!!

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    Apr 17, 2010, 04.25 AMby momartin

    Love this coat.. I’ve search many a pattern book for this type of high waste trench..hard to find..

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    Apr 17, 2010, 02.25 AMby allygally


    I also really like your kitchen! :-)

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    Apr 16, 2010, 06.08 PMby suzetewilliams

    I love it. Hope to make it in the autumn… well, hopefully it’s not too advanced for me.

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    Apr 16, 2010, 05.29 PMby polychromatin

    I love it, it’s beautiful and so stylish!

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    Apr 16, 2010, 09.55 AMby madebymalwina

    Beautiful! Especially with the flowered lining…

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    Apr 15, 2010, 11.26 PMby pixelink

    your fabric choice together with the lining and belt are a perfect blend…LOVE IT, hope I squeeze in making one of these this winter.

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    Apr 15, 2010, 08.15 PMby sewbissy

    I’ve never noticed this pattern before, but I love your version!

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    Apr 15, 2010, 03.36 PMby flowergirl22

    hey really nice,, that must have given you a headache or two

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      Apr 16, 2010, 07.21 PMby reneebies

      actually wasn’t that bad!!

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    Apr 15, 2010, 02.41 PMby pinksalamander

    A little vaggy ROFL

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      Apr 15, 2010, 04.35 PMby Natalia *

      Oh hahaha I get it. At first when I read it, I thought it was a typo and should have said “baggy” but now I totally get what she means.

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      Apr 15, 2010, 08.26 PMby pinksalamander

      Ah now you’ve worried me! Maybe it was supposed to be baggy, but it is also quite vaggy…

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      Apr 17, 2010, 03.58 PMby wzrdreams

      I know… I totally died!

      FWIW; to combat the va-jay-jay look, one could use bullet tacks to give that pleat structure. Bullet tacks are basically where you edge stitch through the edge of the fold of the inside of the pleat ensuring that the inside fold keeps it’s fold line precise. It’s totally invisible and makes pressing the pleats muc easier.

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    Apr 15, 2010, 11.41 AMby sandrasews

    Wow, wow, wow! LOVE! This is so gorgeous. I loved the pattern as soon as I saw it but now seeing your version I am totally infatuated. What are your tips for fixing the back pleat?

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    Apr 15, 2010, 10.06 AMby Zyanya Walker

    very very nice. this is much nicer (or maybe just more my style) than the burdastyle version :) the lining looks great too. the style is nice, i never noticed before.

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    Apr 15, 2010, 04.25 AMby carolyn-s

    Beautiful trench coat! And I love the colour, looks gorgeous… nice job!

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    Apr 15, 2010, 04.05 AMby laugh434

    I’m such a fan of this trench! It looks great!

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    Apr 14, 2010, 11.01 PMby ebsnare

    This is so beautiful, the colour and the cut – feminine with a great military-type edge. Little bit jealous, I won’t lie!

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      Apr 14, 2010, 11.50 PMby reneebies

      thanks! you should totally make one!!

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    Apr 14, 2010, 07.50 PMby nettie

    A complete WIN!! And your vag comment made my day ;o)

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      Apr 15, 2010, 10.11 AMby Zyanya Walker

      i laughed at the vag comment too

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    Apr 13, 2010, 07.13 PMby in-stockholm

    That looks both comfy and stylish!

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    Apr 13, 2010, 05.42 PMby amibambini

    Brilliant, and I adore the lining!

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    Apr 13, 2010, 04.23 PMby eugeniaofthewasps

    I love it with more of an Empire waist. Gorgeous job.

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    Apr 13, 2010, 06.35 AMby julietta

    This looks so great on you! The lining is so cute and I like it accessorized with the belt.

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