Chilton Trench Coat


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Pattern format

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!

Product information

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.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Beautiful Coat, Fit is Trial & Error, A Mission to Make.

From the size calculator it said I needed a 14 G/H bust and 24 waist. After 2 test garments I did a 20/24 to be able to move in it. The waist is still a bit big. The next one I would probably do a 20 EF/ 22, if there wasn’t 99 pages to print and put together! They did give me some help on the site but it wasn’t particularly useful. And I’ve printed the pattern twice already as the pattern is laid out single layer and I thought I didn’t have enough fabric at 3.5m. Size 24 said 4.7m. And I couldn’t get any more purple. Turned out 3m was enough in the purple but I used my extra black fabric for a smart look anyway. It was a mission to make, took a total of a month; 2 weeks sorting pattern and toilles, 2 weeks sewing a bit every day. The instructions were good except I got confused at the centre front hem lining. It also could do with reinforcement on the back kick pleat lining as it’s starting to rip. All in all, beautiful coat I’m proud of. I have never made a wool coat before and this is very smart. I even made a beret and a flat cap to go with it. A hood option would be nice. Would I do it again? Maybe. Maybe not. Need to use up that extra expensive fabric.

Jane Benjamin
Trench coat.

The pattern and instructions were very clear and as this coat is the most complicated piece of clothing I have ever attempted, I was very pleased. However, even though I had thought my measurements were accurate, it has turned out a little large. Nonetheless I would recommend this pattern.

This pattern comes together a treat!

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.

Samantha Pope
Superb fit first time

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!

susan snow
The Chiltern Trench

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.