A short stack of corduroy was in my pile for my personal fall fabric challenge. Corduroy is excellent, I love the really thin kind best. I drafted this coat really quickly one evening. I wanted a basic coat with a little gather at the bottom. Then I threw in some polka dotted piping for fun! The coat is very basic and since it’s not lined, it’s really quick, too!
To make the pattern pieces find a simple coat or jacket pattern, or use slopers. Trace the size you want and cut the bottom half of the front and back off. Those will be the front and back pieces. For the gathered bottom, use rectangles 1.5 times as wide as the front and back widths. Use sleeves as they came.
Sew and serge the shoulder seams, but leave the side seams open.
Ease stitch the sleeves, them put them in with the flat method (tutorial here)
Sew up the side seam and the sleeve all at once. Then finish the sleeve hem by serging, folding 1″ up and sewing. Finish the bottom hem by serging and folding up 1/2″. Sew in place.
Add buttonholes. Sew on your buttons.
Then sew piping to the neckline edge.