It’s finally coat/jacket season and that’s my favorite time of year because outerwear is my favorite thing to sew. I have made a lot of coat patterns over the years and I nearly made a new one this year, but I realized the style I kept coming back to that I wanted to make for Penny this year was a pattern I already made, only longer. The Desmond Coat Pattern fit the bill perfectly.
It wasn’t even much of a pattern hack. I simply cut the pattern at the length/shorten line already marked on the pattern, and I added 8″ to the pattern. I did also square off the front instead of it being rounded at the bottom but, I could have gone either way with it but decided to square it off.
Since I added so much length I lowered the pocket placement a little lower, but used the same general placement. I did leave the back flap off, but not by choice. I cut it all out and was excited about it, but since I sew from memory instead of glancing at the directions, I forgot about it and so it was left off since I didn’t want to take the jacket apart to add it.
The only other addition I did was adding the tie around the waist with 2 belt loops. I simply made a belt long enough to wrap around her waist. Then I added 1 belt loop to each side of the waist.
The coat is everything I wanted it to be.
Pattern Desmond Coat Pattern 12m-10y
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