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A trench coat for 2022

-looking for the perfect pattern-

by Elsa

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Trench coat patterns are like coat patterns: plenty of them available on the market!

But I know what I want and I hope to find the perfect pattern, the one that will make me want to sew it.

I want my trench coat to have….

…a lining.

That automatically excludes Deer and Doe’s Luzerne. I don’t feel like drafting a lining.

Trench Luzerne Same for the lovely Robson coat by Sewaholic. What a pity, I loved its curved collar.


Orageuse has the Londres pattern but 1. it’s not lined and 2. it’s only belted, no button.

Trench Londres

I want a back vent and a shaped silhouette. So long, Tracy from Stylearc.

Tracy trench coat

Same for Prue, still from StyleArc. It also has raglan sleeves, that I find tricky to fit.

Prue trench coat

My ideal trench coat pattern should have front and back flaps.

I also want sleeve tabs. Shoulder tabs would be a bonus (but that point is easier to modify and draft).

Not too long so as not to trip on it and it could also  shorten me.

And, please, with seam allowances included. So no Magnesium from Ivanne S.


Does that mean it’s a doomed quest? Not really…

Trench coat patterns that (mostly) fit the bill

Isla (Named Clothing)

isla trench coat

  • double-breasted button front
  • fully lined
  • front and back flaps
  • belted collar and sleeve tabs
  • welt pockets
  • EU 32-56

Isla is a tad on the long side, but there will be muslins so I can adjust the length at that step.

straight shape, no princess seam or other front seam.

Chilton (Cashmerette)

Chilton trench coat

  • single-beasted front
  • fully lined
  • front and back flaps
  • princess seams
  • sleeve tabs
  • welt pockets
  • 2 lengths
  • back vent on the longer version
  • US 12-32 (PDF) and cup sizes C to H

  Ouch, I’m a B cup.

I love the overall shape of the Chilton, but the single-breasted front kind of throw me off.


Taylor (Rebecca Page)

Taylor trench coat

  • double-breasted front
  • fully lined
  • front and back flaps
  • shaping at the waist
  • welt or patch pockets
  • back vent
  • 2 lengths
  • optional hood
  • XXS to 5XL

Taylor has many interesting options, especially the hood..

After having read some reviews, it seems the bottom is a bit flared and enhances the hips. I’d prefer a straighter hem.

So, did I make up my mind about the ideal trench coat pattern?

My heart is torn between the Isla and the long Chilton.

If I could, I would sew both. But I can’t afford buying two patterns that are rather expensive: $18 for the Chilton and 18 euros for the Isla. I will also have more to spend for muslin, fabric/lining, buttons, interfacing, etc.

I would love to sew both, really, but for now, I may choose the long Chilton even if it’s only a single-breasted version of a trench coat and the cup size starts at cup C. That means some alteration, but I’m used to it.

I still have time to make up my mind. I enjoy taking time to assess future patterns. Slow-sewing is great too!

If you know other trench coat patterns I haven’t mentioned above, feel free to add them in the comments.


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