How many Coat projects have you dreamed up, Crystal? Um, I've lost count. Every time I see a coat I think, "I should make that for myself!"
How many have you started to collect supplies for? 6. I might be missing a lining here or proper interfacing there, but I have the makings for 6 coats in my stash.
How many have you actually completed? 3. I have finished 3 coats in my adult sewing life. I still wear each of them regularly.
What are your answers????
Look, I'm never short on Coat inspiration, so I thought I'd share links to several patterns that illustrate just the sort of project that fits the Sew Alongs & Sewing Contests Group Coat Cravings challenge.
Do you sew for the man in your life? Or maybe you ARE the man in your life. (I think there are a few guys floating around our group.)
This coat is lined and comes with tons of detail options like epaulets, removable hood, interior pockets and sleeve tabs. Not only is there a Pintrest board showcasing several finished versions of this coat, but Thread Theory has a full series of blog posts that walk you through the construction. Those posts start HERE.
Lined in flannel with a hood and various pockets, Version 1 of this duffle-style coat is a great option for our challenge.
Maybe you prefer sewing for the little ones in your life? I'm always impressed by group members who do all those details on a small scale.
Maybe you don't quite need to worry about snow where you are. A duffle-style coat can be built for cool fall/spring days or cold winter mornings at the bus stop. It really all depends on the materials you choose. The pattern talks about how to add interlining for additional warmth.
I am making this coat. (I'll share my creative details in an upcoming post). Fully lined cocoon shape with welt pockets, cropped pleated raglan sleeves with tabs and a super-cool stand up collar. What's not to admire? If you grab a copy, you can sew along with me!
Some of our other Facebook Group Sponsors have several coat patterns that would be great for this Sewalong:
Quart Coat (Please won't someone make this? Please??)
Isla Trench Coat
Lemon Pie Cape Coat
Yuzu Raglan Coat
Marmalade Gathered Jacket (guys, the back has gathers too!)
*Thread Theory, Ralph Pink, Peek-a-Boo Patterns, Waffle Patterns, Named and Pauline Alice are some of the Pattern Makers who actively support our Sew Alongs & Sewing Contests Facebook group. You can, of course, choose any pattern you like but if you do happen to grab something from one of our generous sponsors, please be sure to let them know how much you appreciate their support of our group. Without our sponsors, we would have no prizes to give away!
Which Coat are YOU going to sew?
Share your inspiration and project plans with us in our Group's Facebook Page, Sew Alongs & Sewing Contests, and share what you are working on this week!
Have you missed one of the Coat Cravings posts? Find all the links HERE.