A Trench Coat is a loose, belted, double-breasted raincoat/ coat usually in a military style. You can add details and use different fabric combinations to turn a classic trench coat in a very modern piece. Below are some Ladies Coat Designs that I’m sure will inspire you to sew your a fashionable and modern looking Trench Coat!
This gorgeous coat worn by Kate in Castle was my inspiration for a coat that I made for my daughter last year. It is a basic Trench Coat with raglan sleeves. What makes this coat so beautiful are the faux leather sleeves.
For my daughter’s coat I used:
Pattern: Burda Style Trench Coat 09/2012 #103. (I didn’t use the yoke) It is not free, but is only $5.99.
Lining: Navy Bemberg
The construction was simple! the bias binding using faux leather was time consuming but it is a nice detail. To make the sleeves warmer, I underlined them with fleece.
Ladies Coat Designs:
For a lighter coat, you can copy this lovely Trench Coat wore by Spencer in Pretty Little Liars. It is also a basic shape, regular sleeves and in addition to the buttons it also closes with a zipper. The sleeves can also be sewn with faux leather.
Regular Size Pattern: Trench Coat 10/2015 #129
Plus Size Pattern: Trench Coat Plus Size 09/2010 #132
Lining: Camel Bemberg
I’m in love with this Zippered Trench Coat – Add zipper on the sleeves and collar to make a stunning Trench Coat like this one.
In this model the gold buttons are what gives this Trench Coat an elegant look.
For a bold look use combine faux leather with animal print!
I’m sure you can come up with many more ideas!
It is not difficult to add these details to your basic patterns, and the coat will look professional and modern! If you find a free pattern for a Trench Coat, please share the link in the comments below.
Erika B hosted a coat sew along and her tips are very helpful! I also recommend the Essential Guide to Tailoring Class to learn about the different interfaces used to add structure and shape to jackets and coats.
I hope you like it!