Sewing outwear can be a challenge, but with the Sew Over It Cocoon Coat, even a confident beginner can tackle this pattern easily. The relaxed fit and drop shoulders give the coat a chic casual appearance. The coat is designed to be worn open and has no buttonholes, perfect for someone learning how to sew a winter coat.
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Sew Over It Cocoon Coat Pattern offers fairly easy construction. The cocoon shape allows some flexibility with measurements. With no closure, the coat is a dream to sew.
When the Cocoon Coat Pattern first came out, it was in the Sew Over It Magazine many years ago. I couldn’t get the magazine shipped to the US, however, I was lucky my sister lived in London. She went to the shop and grabbed a copy for me. I’m delighted it is now easily available.
The pattern comes in a 6-20 PDF pattern or 6-20 PDF + AO printed pattern which is very convenient. The instructions are well written and easy to follow. The pattern pieces fit together beautifully so you can complete this project without a hitch.
The blue wool I used for the coat was purchased long ago at a wholesale shop in New York. Any beautiful wool coating fabric, like melton wool, would make a fabulous Cocoon Coat.
The lining is an out-of-print Mood Exclusive satin fabric.
For a simple design, the Cocoon Coat pattern has some thoughtful details. It is casual but offers elegant style touches.
Welt pockets can be a challenge. You have the option of adding them in or leaving them out. I prefer wearing a coat with pockets, so it is a nice option.
If you are new to welt pockets and want to give them a try, I suggest you practice on scrap wool before cutting into your precious fashion fabric.
Any Mood satin fabric would be wonderful as a lining for this coat. I like a fun print because everyone sees the pretty pattern when you take off the coat. If you use a non-traditional lining fabric, be sure to use a classic lining for the sleeves. You want the coat to glide on, so the sleeve lining needs to be slippery. Plus, using something less expensive on the sleeve is a great way to save money and help justify putting satin or silk charmeuse on the body of the coat.
The collar stand is a simple, yet classic finish to your Cocoon Coat. The rounded edges are easy for an intermediate beginner who can follow printed pattern instructions.
Sewing The Cocoon Coat
It would cost considerably more if you purchase this coat retail. Take your inspiration from designer colors, but tackle the sewing on this one. Your Sew Over It Cocoon Coat will be amazing.
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