When it comes to my daughter, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. And in many cases, neither does her fashion sense! Speaking of apples, our Tansy Trench coats has us feeling like a couple of Honey Crisps; cute and classic with a bit of bite! This free sewing pattern comes in both adult and kids sizes and will be a great addition to any wardrobe. This stylish trench coat is made with Mood Fabrics’ water resistant polyester twill, making it perfect for rainy days! Our kids version has it’s own unique features like a front rain-guard and a gathered peplum bottom.
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.
Here’s how to sew:
The first thing we need to do is sew the front rainguard pieces together. Pin the lining to the main fabric and sew. Trim along the curved edge, turn and press.
Now, topstitch along the curved edge of the raingaurd and pin it to your front bodice.
Next, pin the front raingaurd to the shoulder and side seam of the front bodice. Use a basting stitch to set it in place.
Now, pin the center front bodice to your back bodice and stitch together at the side and shoulder seams.
Pin together the peplum pieces and press open seam allowances. Using a basting stitch, sew along the top edge of the peplum, then pull to make gathers evenly across.
Once you’ve gathered the peplum, pin it to the bodice and sew.
Next, pin the sleeves together at the center seam and stitch. Press seams. Use a basting stitch and sew along the caps of the sleeve. Pull to gather.
Set sleeves aside for now and work on the epulets. Apply interfacing to 1 side of the epulet. Pin pieces together and stitch. Trim the seam allowance, turn and press.
Now pin each epulet to the shoulder seam and baste stitch holding it in place.
Set in your sleeves and sew them in place. Now prepare the wrist straps and loops for the cuff.
These will be done the same way you prepared your epulets. Press your strap loops and make the button-holes at each end. Attach to the edge of the cuff as shown.
Now, attach the interfacing to 1 side of your collar and collar stand. Pin the collar to the collar stand and sew. Turn collar and press. Set the collar to the side for now.
Next, apply interfacing to the front facing wich is now the total length of the top bodice and bottom peplum combined.
Pin the facing to the front and stitch in place. Trim the seam allowance, turn and press.
Now you are ready to insert your lining and attach the collar.
Hem the bottom and sleeves and finish by adding the button-holes and button to the front of the coat.
That’s it! Let us know if your little one enjoys wearing her Trench Coat just as my daughter does!
Mama’s, don’t forget to download your Adult Tansy Trench for free!