The Ivy Trench - Free Sewing Pattern

Posted on April 6, 2020 by Shavonne Cruz

If you're anything like me you've been creating a closet full of post quarantine fabulousness! Mood Fabrics' Ivy Trench free sewing pattern is the perfect way to make a statement when you are ready to get back out into the world! This is not your ordinary trench coat. This beauty comes complete with removable sleeves and rain-guard, perfect for those unpredictable spring days. No matter what the day has in store for you, you'll be be prepared! Rock this trench coat with jeans, or dress it up for the ultimate night out. The versatility of the Ivy Trench will leave you speechless so let us know all the ways you plan on wearing yours!

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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.

Mood Sewing Pattern Size Chart

The Ivy Trench comes with a removable raingaurd that can be worn as a bolero jacket! Wear it with or without for a cool look!

Here's how to sew: (My rain jacket was made without a lining and all of my seams were finished with flat-felled seams. Using a lining is optional)

Main Jacket: 

  1. First, start with the front of the jacket. With right sides together sew the front panels to the side front panels.
  2. Next, with right sides together pin and sew the center back panels. Sew, stitching up to the vent opening and backstitch. Stitch along the edge of each vent flap finishing the edges. Now pin the vent together and sew along the slanted edge only.
  3. Fold back the top vent and press. Topstitch along with the vent following the slant on the top. 
  4. Now, we have to sew the side back panels to the center back panels. Once that's done, pin the finished back to the finished front at the side seams and stitch.
  5. Use the pocket template to mark the pocket placement on the front panels of the jacket. Check out this tutorial on how to sew a welt pocket.
  6. Before attaching the shoulders, pin the front facings to the front panels and sew.
  7. Now pin the shoulders together and stitch.
  8. Pin together your collar and sew along the outer edge. Turn collar and press. Now pin the collar sandwiched between the collar stand. Sew, turn and press. Check out this tutorial on how to sew a standing collar.
  9. Use the button guide for the front of the jacket to mark the placement of your buttons. Add buttons to the front and center back for attaching the removable rain-guard.

Belt:  (This belt is non-adjustable so double check your sizing before cutting)

  1. With right sides together, pin belt together and sew along the edges. Leave a 4"-5" opening in the center for turning the belt right-side-out.
  2. Trim excess seam allowance. Turn belt and topstitch. Fold under the seam allowance on the opened and stitch to close.
  3. Attach each side of the belt buckle to the end of the belt. I trimmed the corners to fit the curve of the buckle.
  4. I self-drafted my own 2.5" belt loops. I used the same contrast fabric as the rain guard to give it a cohesive look!

Bolero/Detachable Rain-guard: 

  1. Pin together the fronts and back at the side and shoulders and stitch. Press and finish with flat-felled seams.
  2. Add your sleeves, and finish with flat-felled seams.
  3. Add buttonholes to the fronts and bottom center back for attaching to the main jacket. That's it you're done!
  4. Fold back the inside vent and press. Topstitch along with the vent following the slant on the top. 

Sew, topstich and add your buckle!

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