Whether worn open over a short dress and bare legs throughout the fall or closed over layers when winter kicks in, a loose overcoat is so effortlessly versatile that you’ve just got to have more than one. The Hazel Coat is a super simple way to both make and rock this look all season long. Featuring a clean and simple silhouette, deep front pockets and a silky lining, this coat can take you from day to night effortlessly. Create your own version of this stunning coat out of a super soft brushed wool, twill, cashmere or favorite wool coating.
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 of your pieces cut out and notches have been marked, begin by creating the lined pocket. First, lay the pocket lining over the pocket piece with the right sides touching and sew around the sides and bottom. Next, flip the piece inside out and cut the lining down 1″ at the top. Lastly, fold down the top part of the pocket and pin all around to flatten. Top stitch at the very edge to complete.
Once your pockets have been completed, top-stitch them into place on the front panels of your coat.
Locate your back coat panels and sew them together at the center back seam.
Now, connect your front coat panels at the shoulder and side seams.
The outside of your coat is now complete! Let’s move on to the lining, begin by attaching the back lining panels at the center back seam.
Next, attach the neck facing to the top of the newly connected back piece to make it whole. Remember to use your scissors to clip into the seam allowance where the seam curves so that it will not distort the shape.
Now, connect the front facings to the front lining pieces to make them whole.
Complete the inside of your coat by attaching the front and back lining pieces at the sides and shoulders. Place the lining into the outer coat with the right sides touching and pin all around the edges. Carefully sew the sides and neckline closed, including the bottom of the facing, but be sure not to close the entire hem. Leave the sleeves and the hem open as these will be the last parts to be sewn closed once the coat has been flipped right side out.
Before you flip your coat right side out be sure to clip into the seam allowance wherever the seams turn or curve, such as the neckline curve, the armpit, and the corners.
Go ahead and flip the coat right side out. Now, using your hand sewing needle, flip the bottom hem up to meet the length of the facing and carefully sew the ends together. The lining should be a bit shorter than the bottom of your coat. Your coat hem should come up to meet the bottom of the lining. The hem should be about 1″ when finished. Pin everything into place and top-stitch to close.
Pin all around the edges of your coat to make the seams flatten, then top-stitch about a 1/4 from the edge.
Complete your coat by closing the sleeve hem. It’s up to you if you would like it to be by hand or by machine. I did mine on the machine to match the rest of the coat.