Ladies Coat Designs: Trench Coat

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!



Ladies Coat Designs



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.

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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.

Fabric: Melton Wool in Navy and Knit Faux Leather in Black

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.

Ladies Coat Designs



Regular Size Pattern: Trench Coat 10/2015 #129

Plus Size Pattern: Trench Coat Plus Size 09/2010 #132

Fabric: Stretch Twill and Knit Faux Leather in Black

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.


Ladies Coat Designs


For this one you can also use Stretch Twill and  Faux Leather in Black



In this model the gold buttons are what gives this Trench Coat an elegant look.

Ladies Coat Designs


Use Melton Wool Dark Green and Knit Faux Leather in Black


For a bold look use combine faux leather with animal print!

Ladies Coat Designs


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.

I hope you like it!


Happy Sewing,

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