How to Make a Sleeveless Draped Coat | Teach Me Fashion

How to Make a Sleeveless Draped Coat | Teach Me Fashion

There are three patterns pieces to this draped
coat. You will need your fabric to be a minimum
of 60 inches wide or 150 cm for this garment. I have made it here in a wool or agorra blend
but you can make it any soft fabric. A lightweight fabric will be perfect for the
warmer months. It doesn’t have to be plain, a stripe would
look great. Once you have cut the pattern pieces out you
will need to notch the seam allowances as I am showing here. Make sure you mark the pocket positions with
scissors with a sharp point so that when you lift the pattern from the fabric you will
have guides to help you sew. Once you have completed all the notches take
the pins out of each piece. Take the front and the pocket pieces, Keeping the the two front pieces together, lay the first pocket so the notches line up and pin into place. The front cut fabric should be right side
up and the pocket should be right side onto the garment. Flip both front pieces over to pin the second pocket pieces into place. Take these pieces to your sewing machine and
stitch the pockets into position. Stitch on the seam allowance line. Be sure to stitch both pockets. Trim your threads as you go for a neat finish. Take the front pattern piece and stitch 1.5cm or 5/8 of an inch along the seam allowance into the corner. Leave the needle in the fabric, lift the foot
of the machine and turn the fabric around the needle. Stitch a further 1.5cm or 5/8 of an inch along that seam allowance. Using sharp scissors cut into the corner without
going through the stitch line. Repeat this with the other front piece. Take both front cut pieces and lay them flat with the collar sides together, Make sure that you have the wrong sides coming together. Pin along the center back neck along the seam
allowance line. Take these pieces to your machine and stitch
them together. Once stitched, trim away one side of the seam
allowance, it doesn’t matter which one. Fold over the remaining seam allowance and
tuck underneath. Pin the first part to get started and then
continue to fold around as you stitch. This is known as a flat seam and will hide
all your raw edges, perfect for a single layer collar. Next we need to join the shoulder and the
neck seams. This involves opening out the corner where
you did the reinforcing. Lay the right sides together of the back piece
down onto the right side of the front piece. Pin along the collar edge starting at the
flat seam so you know the piece is on the center back. You will see the reinforced corner will open out. Pin the shoulder seams together, taking care to make sure you go right into the square corners. Check that you have your square corner and that it is right into the neck edge. Stitch right next to the stitching line that you have already created. Neaten this seam by zigzagging or using an over locker if you have one. Now you need to neaten your pocket seams. This time instead of stitching both seams together, neaten each seam separately. Make sure you do this for both pockets Next you need to put the side seams together, lay one on top of the other with right sides together. Make sure you match the side seams and the pocket bag perfectly Pin the side seams together and all around the pocket bags Using your machine, starting at the armhole edge stitch all the way down the side seam including around the pocket bags. Be sure to turn the fabric when you reach the pocket bag Once the pocket bag is finished, continue down to the hem Neaten this edge by zigzagging the seam allowance together, or you can use an over locker. Repeat this process on both sides We are now at the last step, where we will do the hemming and arm holes. To create the hem, lay the garment flat on the table with the inside of the garment face up. Fold the bottom edge around 1 cm or 1 inch and fold the edge on itself again and re-pin. This will get you started Depending how difficult your fabric is to handle you may be able to do this without pinning any further If not spend the time and pin the garment properly Use this technique all the way around the hem and all the way around the armholes. Take the garment to the machine and stitch the hem and armholes. If you are using a finer fabric, you could neaten with a very close zigzag. or if you have an over-locker you could do a baby locked edge. Do a final press and you have completed the Draped Coat!

51 Replies to “How to Make a Sleeveless Draped Coat | Teach Me Fashion”

  1. What if i do not have a zig zag feature on my machine to neaten my seam i am using an industrial machine with only one option can i use french seams?

  2. This is a vest pattern not a coat pattern…..a coat has sleeves. ย It would have been better to demonstrate on a light fabric since the dark fabric makes it difficult to see what is being done, especially for a novice. Lovely British accent but a little difficult to understand!ย 

  3. Jackie, not an English accent at all. She is Australian.
    Great video, I'm going to have a go, thanks. Very easy to follow.

  4. I'm completely inspired. Sewing scares the crap out of me and you make it look easy. Maybe I'll try this on some scrap fabric first.ย 

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  7. New-Women-Trench-Coat-font-b-Jacket-b-font-Parka-Fashion-Slim-Fit-font-b-Goss i want this i am from brazil

  8. I was always taught not to cut into the fabric to mark the notches, rather cut outwards in the shape of a small triangle at the notch mark. This means that you have some wiggle room if your garment turns out a bit 'snug'….. Also if you miss out tacking pieces together, put the pins in at right angles to the seam and then you can sew straight over them and remove them all at once at the end of that run. Personally I prefer to tack and press lightly tfirst, his will show up any discrepancies in measurement before you sew

  9. Adorable jacket and perfect for a trip we are planning! Thanks you so much for sharing your talent with us! Your tutorial leaves no doubt to the beginner or the experienced seamstress. I know exactly what I will be doing this evening. Thank you.

  10. estรก precioso este abrigo ! excelente la clase de costura ….. sin embargo , es una pena no tener idea de como hacer el patrรณn ๐Ÿ˜ข… como tomo las medidas ? que largo le doy ? a que altura hago los bolsillos ?

  11. Thank you for this gear video!!! I made this for my 9 year old daughter I hand traced the pattern according to her measurements it came out great I loved it

  12. Thank you so much for this video! I have had a pattern like this in my collection for a while but didn't understand the directions. I'm going to buy your pattern now!

  13. Please, how do I get a pattern for this from you? What's your email id?,
    Please are you active on Facebook??


  14. You have a great teaching style – non cluttered and very concise. I like this video and the other one the grey coat one with the binding edges. Thanks for sharing and I would buy classes off you if you have them.

  15. You can tell you have many years of sewing experience. It was a treat to watch you video. I would like to buy your pattern, how do I do that?Darlene 4254223751

  16. Could you tell me how to make this exact coat, but longer? I love this pattern, but how would I add length without messing it up?

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