Hot Toddy // Women's Wool Coat Sewing Pattern
The Hot Toddy Coat is a luxurious, fashion forward “duster” style coat. This lovely coat has a relaxed shape, minimalist lines, and is perfect for statement fabrics. Designed to be worn open or with a belt, there are no fussy buttons or zippers to fret about. This pattern is a great introduction to outerwear.
Note that this is a pared-back sewing pattern designed for beginner to intermediate sewers, hence there are no shoulder pads, bagged out linings or other extraneous features.
Skill Level These instructions are aimed at novice to intermediate sewers. Absolute beginners may find the set-in sleeve to be challenging, but otherwise it is all quite simple.
• 'Standard' Sizes A-G (US 2-14, AUS & UK 6-16) See the 'sizing guide' image for measurements.
Material Requirements This pattern is designed for wool coating fabrics. It is especially suited to boiled wool, felted wool, tweed and mouflon. “Bonded” boucles will also work well. Not recommended for very loosely woven fabrics or stretch knits, unless fully interlined.
- A Print-At-Home PDF: 40 x A4 or US Letter pages.
- A Copy Shop PDF: 2 x A0 pages to print at your local print shop (ie. Kinkos, Officeworks)
- An instruction file: 15 pages of sewing instructions with detailed illustrations.
Materials you need at home:
- 3m (3.3 yards) of fabric with a 144cm (55”) width.
- OR 3.9m (4.25 yards) of fabric with a 112cm (44”) width.
- 30cm (1') of lightweight iron-on interfacing
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