Grainline Studio is an independent pattern company based in Chicago. Their pattern drafting and pattern instruction guides are top notch (pun intended). I have made a few of their patterns, the Yates Coat being the most complicated. The instructions are clear. Intermediate sewists will have be able to follow along pretty easily. I hope this Grainline Studio Yates Coat pattern review helps you decide to go ahead and make this lovely coat.
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The Yates Coat Pattern is filled with wonderful tailoring details. They include
- Two piece sleeves
- Slightly oversized lapel
- Mid thigh length
- Full Lining
- Inseam pockets
- Well drafted collar
The Fashion Fabric
The fashion fabric I used is a 100% Boiled Wool Coating from Minerva. I used the gorgeous, saturated wine color. The coat would look stunning in any of their shade options. Be sure to use heavy weight coating fabrics to create a warm coat with a modern aesthetic.
The Lining Fabric
The fabric requirements for the Yates Coat requires a lining. I used a Jacquard Lining in a deep red for a pop of fancy. Choose a good weight lining fabric to hold up to the heavy coating fabric requirements. Pick a color you like and have fun with it. A fun lining always makes me smile.
You will need fusible interfacing to give your coat structure.
You will need heavy duty snaps – no buttons on this one! Choose a coordinating thread to match your fashion fabric for a high-end look.
Muslin For A Cool Weather Outfit
It is imperative to make a practice garment or muslin before you cut into your fashion fabric for something as complicated as a coat. This is the best way to check for fit, plus you get the added benefit of running through the pattern instructions working through any sticky bits.
Use a practice fabric that is inexpensive but close to the weight of your fashion fabric. You should cut and baste the front, back, and sleeves of your muslin to assess the fit. If you want to practice, adding in the collar and any fashion details is a good idea too.
The Yates Coat Photos
This coat looks great on everyone, young and young at heart.
Time to get started sewing your new, chic style wool coat, this one will instantly upgrade your outerwear fashion. I hope this Grainline Studio Yates Coat pattern review gets your sewing machine humming.
PS – Interested in upcycling an old coat – check out my post on cutting up and resewing an out of date coat. It’s the best way to have an updated winter coat and same some money.