Chilton Trench Coat
This pattern has a lot of pieces. It is not a quick make. You want all aspects of it to look good and professional, so don't rush it. I have always fancied a black trench coat so that is what I am working on. It is a very nice pattern, great instruction book and with patience you will end up with a lovely coat that you will enjoy wearing. Some sections I found it helpful to baste first before machining, but this is because my fabric was slippy. If your fabric slides around you might find this helpful. Very pleased with this pattern.
The Chilton Trench Coat is a simply gorgeous pattern. Directions are clear and concise. The pattern has lots of “details” or embellishments which can be added to the coat making it something truly special. I went for the shorter version (since I fall in the 5’ range) and it is very complimentary and still covers my hips. Want to look like a million bucks? Make this coat! I just love mine ;))
This was the first coat I've sewn, and I'm so happy with it. It's a big project, but each step is not hard. And the instructions are great. The result is beautiful and unique (I made it in a cheerful spring green!) and so professional looking.