Chilton Trench Coat
Take your time on this pattern and enjoy how beautifully it comes together. Instructions for patterns don’t come any clearer than this. It was a joy to make.
This is my first Cashmerette make, I am very impressed with the fit. I made View A in a size 20 with G/H cup size and the toile fit me without any adjustments which never happens for me. Usually I have to do a full bust adjustment even when using patterns with cup size options. The instructions are excellent with very detailed information and great diagrams. I chose a digital print sateen for my coat as I wanted something different than the usual trench coat look. My coat is 3” longer and I made the belt and cuff belts close with buckles because that’s the style I wanted. I get lots of comments and I love my coat!
This turned out so much better than I was even hoping. I bought this pattern as soon as it came out - I’ve always wanted a trench coat, but I’ve never been brave enough to sew my own. I knew the instructions on a Cashmerette pattern would be detailed and thorough enough that I could do it, so I went for it. This was kind of my practice version, but I love how it turned out and I learned so much from making it, now I have two more planned!
I audibly gasped when the newsletter wit this pattern landed in my inbox and I knew I had to have it. I made a 12GH with the sleeves sized up to 14, out of 100% wool gabardine and rayon lining. I love all the trench details, and only left off the gun flap. The instructions were super clear and easy to follow, and I appreciate the bagged lining method for minimal hand-sewing, but I recommend googling a sew-a-long for that step if you've never done it before as I hadn't. It's my new favorite coat!
I wanted to make a basic wool coat for every day wear this winter. I left off several of the "trench" pieces--I only used the sleeves, collar, basic front and back, and the pockets, linings, etc. I used a black wool blend plush fabric and sari fabric lining. I just love it! It went together easily--although be prepared to do *a lot* of pressing if you make one--it's a critical step to achieve a professional finish though, so it's totally worth it. I made a 16GH, and it gives me plenty of room to wear my bulky sweaters, wrap up with scarves, etc. In fact, my husband and I went to Chicago last weekend, and I stayed toasty and warm in my Chilton in the 10 degree weather!