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Winter Coat for My Man

Added Dec 17, 2012

by sunnilj9

Cedar City, Utah...






I made this coat for my hubby in exchange for a haircut. Do you ever make deals like that with your significant other? I’ll make you a fully tailored, interlined amazing coat if you’ll please just get a haircut. Ok, ok maybe it wasn’t quite that drastic, but it was close. Ha ha ha!

This coat was made from the Japanese men’s coat pattern book – and no, I have no idea how to read japanese. It’s the toggle coat version and I created a full lining pattern and made a few design changes to the pattern itself. I used a double cloth wool coating fabric for the outer shell and for the lining, I used a rayon crepe back satin and interlined it with lambswool (from my shop!) and flannel making this coat built for extra cold weather.

For more info on everything I did, you can catch all the posts here, on my blog. Baby, it’s gonna be cold outside!

Material Notes

double cloth wool coating, rayon crepe back satin, silk charmeuse, lambswool, flannel, thread, toggles, bolo cord, ultrasuede, fusible interfacing, zipper




Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic, Preppy
Cotton, Rayon, Silk, Wool


Japanese Men's Coat Book
A Fashionable Stitch Shop!

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    Jan 5, 2013, 02.38 AMby zosews

    Absolutely beautiful coat. If I get a haircut will you make me one? ;p

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    Jan 1, 2013, 03.50 PMby rebeccawip

    great job great coat great fit. love the pink fastenings

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    Dec 26, 2012, 05.40 AMby adriprints

    Great job with the coat. I love the contrasting stitches on the buttonholes as well as the contrasting fabric for the toggle covers. The details are great!

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    Dec 25, 2012, 07.58 PMby sewnknitmom

    What a great coat! Very well done.

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    Dec 22, 2012, 10.12 PMby redviv

    Ridiculously well tailored and sure to keep him toasty warm. I’m always curious about interlined coats – it’s never cold enough here to need them so I’ve not ever seen one. I always imagine they end up being bulky but yours is still quite trim.

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    Dec 21, 2012, 11.31 PMby alekat

    Fantastic! Sewing coats scares me so therefore anyone who CAN sew one is like, my hero or something! Excellent work!

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    Dec 21, 2012, 06.53 PMby SassyT

    This coat is too cool for school. AMAZING!

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    Dec 21, 2012, 03.04 AMby shavlin

    I love it, I wish it was cold enough where I live to warrant making one!

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    Dec 20, 2012, 08.16 PMby janul

    gorgeous! I love the colours and everything :)

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    Dec 20, 2012, 08.08 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    absolutly stunning work! this coat is really a masterpiece and you must be so proud! BRAVO!!!!

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    Dec 19, 2012, 11.17 PMby Cristina Staicu

    Very nice coat! My husband just told me to make one for him :))

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    Dec 19, 2012, 08.26 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    ahhhh this coat is absoltely amazing!! i have coat envy!!

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    Dec 19, 2012, 06.04 AMby gillthecat

    lovely looking chap fab coat,,depressed you have snow,,,,!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Dec 19, 2012, 06.00 AMby elguanche

    Love it!

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    Dec 18, 2012, 10.22 PMby Jodi Wade

    This looks so great! The neck thing is a great idea.

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    Dec 18, 2012, 10.41 AMby martinK

    awesome coat!! it’s time to make one for me :-)

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    Dec 18, 2012, 07.09 AMby libra-s

    This is an amazing coat! He is a lucky man!

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    Dec 18, 2012, 06.19 AMby caramia-made

    Oh I love the neck thingy!

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    Dec 18, 2012, 04.12 AMby groovymama

    Lucky hubby. Amazing dress – and I love the details.

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    Dec 18, 2012, 03.16 AMby smallone

    I think your hubby got an absolute deal!!!

    Fabulous coat!

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    Dec 18, 2012, 02.51 AMby mwelland

    Your hubby is a lucky man. That is one awesome coat. Nice work!! Really lovely details.

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    Dec 18, 2012, 02.09 AMby Mobycat2k

    Great coat. Looks like it fits well.

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    Dec 17, 2012, 10.18 PMby Mary Athey

    Wow!! This is fabulous work. All the details in this coat make it extra special x

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