Cruella de Vil has long been a popular choice for Halloween costumes, and with Disney dropping her live-action origin story earlier this year, I have a feeling she’ll be dominating this season. The film featured a handful of stunning looks that would make gorgeous costumes, but I personally fell in love with her two-toned dalmatian coat.
Purchase Materials Used Below:
- 8-9 yards Stratton Winter White Solid Organic Cotton Twill (Outer Shell)
- 3-4 yards Stratton Black Solid Organic Cotton Twill (Outer Shell)
- 8-9 yards Limo Black Stretch Cotton Sateen (Skirt & Hood Lining)
- 3 Italian Black and Gunmetal Adjustable Buckle Closure – 5.5″ to 7″
- 1 122 Black Jacquard Textile Paint
- MDF266 – The Cruella Coat Sewing Pattern (free download below!)
First, if you’re planning on painting some spots onto your fabric, I recommend doing it after your pattern pieces are cut and before you start sewing.
Note: Since this garment is lined, all seams were sewn regularly with right sides facing.
1. Attach the center front and side front panels at the princess seams, lining up any notches. Press open the seams and repeat with your lining.
2. Add your darts into your back panels and press toward the sides. Repeat with your lining.
3. Attach the two back panels at the center back seam and press open. Repeat with your lining.
4. Attach your front pieces to the back at the shoulders and side seams and press the seams open. Repeat with your lining.
5. Create each of your sleeves by sewing up the inseam and press open. Repeat with your lining.
6. Matching up your side seams and notches, set each sleeve into its respective armscye.
7. Here you can add your darts into your hood if desired. Personally, I chose to skip the darts and instead pleated the hood into the neckline in a later step.
8. Create the remainder of the hood by sewing the two panels at the center seam. Clip the seam allowance at the curve and press the seam open. Repeat with the lining.
9. Lining up the center seams, sew your lining along the front edge of your hood, turn right side out, and press.
10. Matching up the center back seams and shoulder seams, attach your hood to the outer layer of your coat. (If you chose to pleat your hood rather than sew the darts, pleat accordingly here.)
11. Attach your coat bodice lining to your outer layer along the center front and neckline, sandwiching the hood in between. Turn right side out and press.
12. Attach your two back skirt panels at the center back seam and press open. Repeat with your lining.
13. If desired, you can easily add some inseam pockets at the side seam here. For tips, check out this inseam pocket tutorial!
14. Attach your front skirt panels to the back at the side seams and press seams open. Repeat with your lining.
15. Attach your skirt lining to the skirt along the center front edges and hem. Line up the center back seams and side seams. Turn right side out and press.
16. Attach your skirt to the outer layer of your jacket at the waist, lining up the center back and side seams again.
17. Fold the raw edges of your bodice lining inward at the waist and slip-stitch.
18. Press your sleeve edges up 1/2″ and slip-stitch your lining inside each sleeve.
19. Attach your closures along the center front of your new coat!
Tip: For some extra security, you can also add some hook & eye closures inside the center front of your coat.