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My Classic Trench Coat

Added Apr 7, 2012

by roarah

Detroit, Michiga...






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.




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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