Sewaholic 1301 – Robson Trench Coat

IMG_4110

A few years ago my sewing friend Cindy bought me the Sewaholic Robson trench coat pattern. I had been contemplating buying it because I admired the coats that were popping up on the blogosphere at the time so I was pleased to have the pattern show up at my door. Soon after receiving the pattern, Mood Fabrics had this wonderful double-sided polka dot fabric that was the perfect weight for a trench coat. Both the fabric and pattern sat in my stash patiently waiting their turn at the sewing machine.

IMG_4163

The coat is unlined with the seams bound with bias tape (Hong Kong finish). I think it is a great opportunity for using contrast tape. The pattern is very well drafted and everything came together nicely. I sewed a size 6 tapering to a size 4 below the waist.

IMG_4120

Below is a line drawing from the pattern highlighting the details that don’t show up well because of my fabric. I like the classic lines of this coat.

Robson

This coat will be in my wardrobe for a many years; I love polka dots and I love trench coats.

IMG_4123

Back to Top

20 thoughts on “Sewaholic 1301 – Robson Trench Coat

  1. That is sooooo classy. I love everything about that coat. Lots of detail….. it must have taken quite a while to sew.

    • Thank you Karen. It didn’t really take that long. The pattern is very well drafted and comes with very good instructions. I just followed along and the next thing I knew my coat was finished.

  2. Lucy! I LOVE this, I WANT this, I HAVE to make one! I love this pattern! I made it several years ago in a bright yellow with black piping. Now I must have one in polka dots!

    • Thank you Sue. I admired your yellow one when you made it. I thought the piping was a great idea and will definitely add piping when I made a solid version.

  3. Gorgeous!! Now I want one just like it! I have been looking at trench coat patterns and forgot about this one. Thanks for the reminder!

  4. Amazing coat! Love the pattern and the fabric. What a beautiful creation! And yes, you will wear it for years.

  5. How cute! I love a trench coat that isn’t boring and this one certainly fits that bill, while also being classic enough in color and pattern to be very versatile! Another winner!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s