The Avid Seamstress is a beautiful pattern company out of the UK with classic patterns designed for the beginner and intermediate sewist. They're classic shapes and will give you the kind of pattern versatility that can transform a wardrobe. With any of their patterns, all you need to do is switch fabrics and you have a whole new look. Every pattern includes a step-by-step instruction booklet, include helpful cards showing users how to take their own measurements, an easy explanation of common sewing terms, as well as a useful sewing checklist.
The Coat is inspired by classic tailoring, with an easy, enjoyable make, without the time-consuming tailoring. It has a beautiful slim silhouette, and I loved the menswear feel to it. Flattering princess seams feature a clever in-seam pocket, while the modern drop sleeves give it a relaxed but stylish look. The Coat sewing pattern is incredibly versatile, working well in a range of fabrics from mid-to-heavy weight coating material to lighter woven fabrics – great for an alternative spring trench-coat.
The three quarter length hem is perfect over dresses or trousers.
Note - All of the Avid Seamstress patterns are based on UK sizing. Choose your size and fabric requirements based on the measurements NOT the size numbers.
Pattern sizes - UK 6 - UK 22
Skill level - Intermediate
Suggested Fabrics - Medium to heavy weight wool, wool blends, linens, boucle, melton
Supplies Needed - Fabric, thread, interfacing, lining, two 2-2.5cm buttons, bias binding 3 metres (20mm)