We all have that classic khaki trench in our fashion arsenal, but that’s not stopping me from absolutely loving the updated trench coat trend that’s hitting the streets this season. From embroidered details and over-sized silhouettes to unconventional fabric choices, this wardrobe staple is anything but basic this spring. For our version, we tried a simplified version of our free Tansy Trench pattern and a gorgeous re-embroidered lace. Try your own version in a time-honored twill, or jump on the new galactic trend with a reflective option!
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.
As you can see from the flat, the original Tansy Trench is a bit more complicated. Here’s a rundown of what pattern pieces you’ll actually need for this simpler version:
- COLLAR STAND
- SLEEVE LINING (I used the simplified lining piece as the sleeve for this version, but you could also go for more of a mutton sleeve option and use the original sleeve too!)
- BELT LOOPS (Self-drafted, 2″x4″ rectangles sewn into the side seams at the waist)
To sew, simply create two belt loops first. Sew up the center back seam of your trench and pin your rainguard to the back panels. Sew the front and back panels of your trench together at the shoulders and side seams, sewing your belt loops in at the waist as you do. Set in your sleeves, attach your collar, and sew a small rolled hem where needed.
Will you be giving a lace trench a try this spring? Let me know in the comments!