Want a simple way to up your coat game this winter? Try the Blackthorn Coat. This stylish new pattern is not only versatile, but also easily constructed. Fully lined, featuring a shawl collar and bonus lined patch pockets, this sassy wool coat is perfect for keeping you warm and cozy. Super wearable for any occasion, throw it on over your favorite outfit whether you are going on a date or just going out with friends. Copy Courtney’s look by pairing it with the Forsythia Jeans. This coat will be sure to make heads turn!
All seam allowances are 1/2″ unless otherwise stated. See chart below for sizing specifications. Note, this specific pattern is available up to a size 30.
Once you have all your pattern pieces cut out and all of your notches are marked, begin by connecting your lining pieces, beginning with the center back seam, followed by the front sides and sleeves.
Set your lining aside for now and work on the main fabric. Begin by connecting the center back pieces, then attach the front pieces at the side seams. The extensions at the top of the front pattern will become your shawl collar. Line up the straight edges and connect them to each other. Once the collar has been formed you will connect the collar around the neckline to complete the shape.
Now we will work on the patch pocket. Sew the pocket lining to the main fabric all around the edge leaving the top open. Flip it right side out and pin. Then top stitch all around to close. Once it has been completed, attach it to the outside of the coat using your top stitch as your seam guide.
Next, connect your facing pieces to each other by attaching them at the very top, the same way we did with the front coat pieces. Now, connect the facing to the lining creating the entire inside of the coat. Sew the lining to the main coat inside out all around the edges but leaving the bottom hem and sleeve hems open. Flip right side out. Finish the sleeve and bottom hems by hand.
Attach your self-covered button and create your buttonhole. Your coat is now complete!