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Article: Our Wardrobe Staples: Classic Jackets & Coats

Our Wardrobe Staples: Classic Jackets & Coats
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Our Wardrobe Staples: Classic Jackets & Coats

        With crisp, chilly mornings and snow-covered hills just around the corner, there’s no better time than now to get started on a memade coat to keep you warm all season long! With so many styles to choose from, we’ve taken the liberty of rounding up a few of our favourite coats & jackets from indie sewing pattern companies that would pair perfectly with our latest collection of Coating fabrics to get you going.

Come along as we walk you through our top outerwear picks!

1. Birgitta Helmersson ZW Bell Jacket (up to a 56" chest, 60" hip)

Birgitta Helmersson ZW Bell Jacket

Hello patch pockets and big bell sleeves! This oversized silhouette is perfect for topping off your winter layers without feeling constricted. Plus, who can resist an adorable peter pan collar?


Designed for medium to heavyweight fabrics such as wool, wool blends, denim, and cotton drill.


2. Muna and Broad Shoalhaven Shacket (up to a 64” chest, 71.5” hip)

This modern shirt-jacket style is perfect for layering and features chest pockets with flaps, a button band, and a deeply curved hem.
Designed for medium to heavyweight fabrics such as wool coatings, boiled wool, thick cotton moleskin, soft or washed denims, canvas, cotton twill, corduroy, or softshell.

3. Papercut Patterns Nova Coat & Jacket (up to a 60.6” chest, 63.7” hip in their Curve range)

Clean lines and a dramatic silhouette make this cocoon style coat a showstopper! This fully lined coat features angled seaming with pockets hidden in the front and a cropped jacket view.
Designed for woven fabrics and works well for wovens in most weights, from linen & cotton to heavyweight wool and canvas.

4. Birgitta Helmersson Zero Waste Coat (drafted to your fabric’s width, one size fits most)

This unique zero waste design has a cool, effortless look and features a batwing sleeve, round collar, and patch pockets, as well as a shorter view.
Designed for medium to heavyweight wool coatings between 57-63” inches wide. Can also work for lighter wools and heavy cottons for a lighter jacket or trench coat style. 

5. Make By TFS Poppy Coat (up to a 74.6” chest, 75.6” hip)

This modern oversized coat is fully lined and features a single front button closure, a playful curved collar & notch lapel, and generous front welt pockets, as well as two different length options.
Designed for medium to heavyweight woven fabrics such as wools, wool blends, coatings, and denims.

6. Bella Loves Patterns Traveller Coat (up to a 44” chest, 46.75” hip)

An oversized take on a classic style, this lined double-breasted coat hits mid-calf and features a wide notched collar, dramatic drop shoulders with tabs, standing welt pockets, and a back vent.
Designed for medium to heavyweight coatings such as wool, cashmere, boiled wool, and melton. It can also be made as a lighter style by using denim, gabardine, or heavyweight linen.

7. Merchant & Mills The Sanda (up to a 55" chest, 57.7" hip)

Merchant & Mills The Sanda

Perfectly oversized with a rolled collar and turn-back cuffs, this sophisticated outer-layer can make anyone look like they spend a lot of time blowing dust off of old books (in a cool way) — keeping cozy as they do it.


Designed for medium to heavyweight wovens such as wool, corduroy, 7-12oz denim, cotton twill, canvas, dry oilskin, oilskin, and linen.


8. The Assembly Line V-Neck Coat (up to a 61” chest, 67” hip)

This unique lapelless coat is ultra-sleek with an a-line shape, a stand-up collar, v-neck opening, side seam pockets, and an optional tie belt.
Designed for light to midweight fabrics such as cotton twill, lightweight canvas, and wool.

9. Friday Pattern Company Cambria Duster (up to a 60” chest, 63” hip)

This versatile duster is perfect for moving from fall into winter with a dramatic, wide draped shawl style collar. Hitting at the shin, this unlined coat features pockets at the front and ties that can be tied at the back or front.
Designed for woven fabrics such as rayon twill, gabardine, light wools, boucle, and more. It can also be made with stable knits as well.

10. By Hand London Rumana Coat (up to a 65.75" chest, 67.75" hip)

By Hand London Rumana Coat

This timeless silhouette features an elegant collar and lapel, welt pockets, two-piece sleeves, and princess seams throughout. Level up your winter style with this impressive outer-layer!


Designed for medium to heavyweight coating fabrics such as wool, tweed, cashmere, Melton, boiled wool.


10. Sew Over It Cocoon Coat (up to a 45” chest, 48” hip)

Easy-to-wear and ultra-cozy, this trendy cocoon coat features a shaped collar stand, drop shoulder sleeve, a full lining, and optional welt pockets.
Designed for medium to heavyweight non-stretch fabrics such as melton wool, boiled wool, coatings, and boucle.
Wondering which pattern is the right fit for the Coating fabric you have your eye on? Check out the 'We Recommend' section in their product listings!
Have a pattern that you’d like to see added to our list? Leave them in the comments below!
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