Chilton Trench Coat
Classic tailoring gets a curve-friendly update with the Chilton Trench Coat! This timeless fully lined coat pattern features a single-breasted bodice, two hem lengths, belted waist, and a kick pleat on view A. An ideal fit is easily within reach, thanks to sleek princess seams and a comfortable two-part sleeve design. Sophisticated details, such as its two-part collar, cape, epaulettes, and double topstitching, make the Chilton Trench Coat a brilliant addition to any outfit and the star of your wardrobe!
SEWING LEVEL: Intermediate
SIZING: 12 to 28, with cup sizes from C - H
Main: Mid- to heavy-weight wovens, such as heavy cotton (gabardine or twill weave), or waterproof raincoat fabric. If using wool, use mid-weight only.
Lining: Light- to mid-weight wovens, such as silk crepe de chine or polyester. Specialist linings like flannel-backed or Kasha satin can be used.
Interfacing: Fusible mid-weight woven interfacing
Universal needle, regular thread, topstitching thread (optional), 12 buttons (1”/25 mm, ideally shank buttons), 1 pair of shoulder pads, hand needle, 5” (13 cm) twill tape (optional for hanging loop), ¾ yard (0.7 m) double fold bias tape (optional for finishing back facing).
Point turner, tailor’s ham or rolled up towel, sleeve board (optional), marking chalk, scalpel or buttonhole chisel.
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.