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.
And you’re done!
This won’t fit the new baby for like a year, but so cute, right! I don’t mind it hanging in the closet for a while!
reminds me of the oliver+s coat (that ive made twice because i love it so much). the piping is great!
It was already so cute but I could DIE over the piping, totally makes the whole thing :)
Simple Simon & Co
Darling…we must be on the same wavelength….I just put piping in the waistline of a dress over the weekend;)
yes, you’re right so cute, especially the color/piping choice!
SO cute. I am with ya, I love mini cord fabric! Can’t wait to see her in this… next year sometime! :)
SO cute!!!!!!!!! I want one in my size. :)
My god it’s so cute!!!! *_____*
C’est trop mignon!!! ( that’s so cute!!!) I love it!
Love this!!! So adorable! That piping is super cute!
So so cute!! Was wondering if you could link me to a pattern, I can’t seem to find any free ones similar… Thanks so much!
This is so adorable… I was wondering if you could link me to a free pattern, I can’t seem to find one similar… Thanks so much!
Max of Max California ★
So adorable! On my to do list!
Too cute love it!
soooo sweet kate! love the mint + polka dots. hope you’re feeling good!
Vanessa@Designs By Sessa
Yes! It is totally adorable! I could hang that up and wish I had a girl to wear it, too! Ha!
So cute! I think i am going to make one for myself! :-)