Ok you all know I love versatility, and mixing things up. So while I was working on Abbey’s winter jacket, I decided to make a wool coat using the Abbey Jacket Pattern I made a few alterations. I used wool this go around and lined the coat for extra warmth, because I love the Abbey Jacket, but our winters can get a little too cold for just fleece.
The extra flounce in front allows for extra coverage and warmth, while maintaing the ease of a swing coat.
And I love the lining which is a fun little “pop”
So if you have the Abbey Jacket Pattern I will show you a few changes you can make to get a different jacket.
To start I decided that I only wanted the front to be two pieces (instead of three like the Abbey Jacket) SO I taped Front A and B together so they were the same height as the piece Back A. Then I cut the pieces out as the instructions state.
The only other change I made to the pattern was when I was cutting the Front C piece I added a few inches to the width which would make the front nice and full.
I cut the pattern out of the wool and then the same pieces out of the lining (except the collar which I only cut out the wool, I just cut two of each)
Keep in mind I used a cotton for my lining which was thin so I left the size the same as I used for the Abbey Jacket, however if you were using a heavier fabric you may want to go up a size or make certain areas larger like a lower underarm.
Then when sewing the jacket together you will basically follow the directions of the pattern only you will pleat the Front C piece to the top front piece so they become the same size.
Then your front pieces will look something like this.
The other thing I changed is I added pockets to the front of the jacket to help keep her little hands warm. I made a welt style pocket. To do this it is almost like making a very large bound button hole. Start with a rectangle that is wider and taller than the pocket size you want. Pin it to the front of the jacket where you want the pocket to be. (I made mine quiet low so it was at her hand height you can put it wherever) Then draw the size you want your pocket to be in a rectangle on the piece you pinned to the front.
Then you will sew along the rectangle and cut a slit down the middle angling into the corners.
Then for better instructions on how you turn the rectangle to the back and sew the flaps check HERE. (it is much more clear than the pocket pictures turned out)
Now you will grab a piece of fabric that is twice the length of the pocket size you want. You will sew one edge to the bottom of the flap. (don’t sew it to the front of the jacket just to the flap.)
Then fold the fabric up and sew it to the top flap. (again not the front of the jacket just the flap) Then sew up the sides of the pocket. I didn’t worry about the raw edges or how it looked because the lining would cover it up.
Then you have a pocket. (see a lot like a bound button hole right?)
Finish the assembly of the jacket as per the instructions, getting the sleeves and collars on and sewing up the side seams.
Do the same for your lining piece (sorry for the horrible picture, my battery died so I used my phone)
Then sew the collar lining right sides together and turn it right side out.
Next and I know this is not the best picture but this was hard to show properly. You will sew the lining to the jacket. You want to line the right sides up together sewing the collar and neckline to each other and sewing along the edges leaving an opening along one edge to turn the jacket right side out.
Then turn the jacket pieces right side out and fold under the part that was left un-sewn. Then I made little tabs for the front instead of the long tabs from the pattern.
I added button holes to the flaps.
Add some buttons and you are done. A sweet new winter jacket. I have to say, wool is pricey but worth every penny I love this jacket.
I especially love when I see the lining peaking out.
And I really love the high collar to keep her neck nice and toasty from the blistery winds.
Oh and what’s not to love about the fullness to the front.
Wool || Joann Fabrics
Lining || Upcycled from an old skirt
nest full of eggs
great idea ! thanks for sharing 🙂
I'm glad you are making this available in larger sizes! I was bummed that it only went up to size 4, my daughter just had a growth spurt and is a 5. I love this jacket. Great job!
I was so hoping you were going to make it in wool and show pictures of the final product but so happy you showed how to make the changes!! I have a new project to add to the never ending list. Thanks!
Yea! Larger sizes in the pattern. So glad! I bought the fixin's for the fleece version, but hadn't bought the pattern yet. I'll be glad not to have to up-size the pattern on my own. :)<br /><br />And, now I HAVE to try the wool coat! Thanks for all of the tutorials you share!
Oh My Gosh, I do not know how to saw, but you sure are an inspiration! Soo cute; and your model is even cutter.
What a darling coat!! Love the pockets and the lining and the shape of the jacket. 🙂
A Petit Love
How about some adult sizes??? 🙂 I'm super jealous of this jacket!! Awesome job!
This is darling! I love the pocket and lining fabrics! Your daughter is a blessed little girl!
East Coast-er Momma
Goodness, this is adorable! Fabulous job :))
Ok, now this is one of the cutest things ever!!!! I'm your newest follower. I've just gotten back into sewing through refashioning, but I'd like to start pattern sewing again. You are inspiring me!<br />Beth<br />www.chicenvelopements.wordpress.com
Wonderful Tutorial! I love it!<br /><br />I linked to it on my blog post on the best baby tutorials, here:<br /><br />http://welivedhappilyeverafter.blogspot.com/2012/11/35-baby-sewing-tutorials-ideas-found.html<br /><br /><3 Hannah
Incredible tutorials! Thanks for sharing!!
That is one gorgeous coat! And it looks adorable on this little angel. I bet this pattern would also look good in larger sizes. What I like the most is the combination of fabrics you used – the wool and the polka dot silk create an interesting contrast. [<a href="http://shop.dayfursinc.com/products/fashion/new-furs/" rel="nofollow">Joel Salmon</a>]<br />
How do we buy one of these???
How did you finish the armholes? I could totally pull it off with short sleeves but never attempted a lined jacket. I'm thinking I'm going to have to pick out all my sleeves and side seams, which will be a nightmare because of the top stitching and the side seam pockets I added. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I bought this pattern the other day and I am making a size 2T and got the 1/2 yard of fabric it calls for and it's not even close to being enough fabric. What am I doing wrong?
Where i can buy it¿
Where i can buy it¿
O.K., so for the collar, I sewed the lining and the fleece together, but I am stumped now, when I tried to pin it to the jacket, the scallops are smaller than the jacket? How are you suppose to attach the collar, scallops up or down?
I do not see the link for the “free pattern” you mentioned in the description.
There is no free pattern, or a mention of a free pattern. I used the Abbey Jacket Pattern for the base of the jacket. There are links in the first paragraph as well as links in the end of the post.
Watch out, world: in this Warm and Cozy Wool Coat, your daughter will be the trendiest girl in town. This tutorial shows you how to make a coat that is ultra chic, adorable and will keep her toasty warm all winter long. Buying coats can be expensive, but with the included free printable patterns and instructions, you can easily create a boutique-worthy, gorgeous wool jacket for less. Add pockets, a fun lining, and big buttons for extra warmth and style. No one will be able to believe that you made this detailed, elegant DIY jacket yourself.
Read more at http://www.allfreesewing.com/Sew-for-Kids/Warm-and-Cozy-Wool-Coat#wT0rm7ylsVemllm6.99
Sorry for the confusion. That description was not written by me, and sadly the jacket has never had a free printable. It is a hack using a different (paid) pattern as the base.
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this has to be the cutest coat I have ever seen!!!!
Fantastic tutorial! Cutest coat ever.
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