Our Pleated Trench Coat, is catwalk inspired, and we think you might agree that fabric wise, this is the most versatile coat you could make for the Autumn/Winter season and even moving into Spring depending on the weather. We have made it with a fortuitously found remnant of Burberry breathable waterproof fabric in this fabulous red colour. It was easy to sew with, if you havenâ€™t used this kind of fabric before, itâ€™s no different really than sewing with regular medium weight cotton.Â
There is a pleated skirt and separate bodice construction with this coat, it is similar to sewing up a wrap dress in many ways. The collarless lapels are satisfyingly easy to sew up with just a simple facing to negotiate and the odd pivoted corner to turn around, in addition the pockets require concentration, but really for a coat, this is a comparatively quick sew. Our aim is to provide you with the simplest route as far as we can to creating your wardrobe staples and this coat is definitely a step in that direction. The Pleated Wrapover Trench coat does not have a lining as a result, so you will have to finish all your inside seams neatly with an overlocker or zig zag stitches..but for such a simple version of a classic coat, this isnâ€™t really much of a hardship!