We are so pleased to announce the release of the Men's Forester Coat and the Women's Forester Coat. With a beautiful fit and lovely, professional-looking details, the Forester is a truly achievable outerwear pattern - you'll be surprised by how simple and satisfying it is to make a coat!
The Forester Coat sewing pattern includes so many lovely options for creating a stylish and practical coat. Curved front and back princess seams create beautiful shaping, and perfectly-placed inseam pockets keep hands warm. Fully-lined for a neat finish, the coat has a full zip front and a collar for keeping out the wind.
Other optional details give a polished, professional-looking finish: a wind flap to cover the zipper and provide a bit of extra warmth, welt pocket details, sleeve tabs, and a back belt. The optional yoke is perfect for customizing with contrasting fabric, quilting, or embroidery. The pattern also includes a detachable round or pixie hood.
Have a look at this blog post for a neat little hack for adding interior pockets to the lining of the Forester - so convenient for stashing a phone, wallet, or glasses.
The Women's Forester Coat covers a wide range of sizes, from a 30" to 51.5" bust, while the Men's Coat ranges from 32" to a 60" chest. The layered pdf pattern allows you to select just the size(s) you would like to print, and includes both A4 for home printing, and A0 files for copy shop printing.
While sewing outerwear may seem intimidating at first, the step-by-step tutorial will guide you through the entire process of sewing a well-fitting, beautiful coat. With thorough, clear descriptions and photos, tips for customizing the fit, and helpful video tutorials, you will see that sewing outerwear is completely achievable and ever so satisfying!
Much love and attention have gone into perfecting the Nestledown Coat Baby Wearing and Pregnancy Add-On. This nifty little pattern allows Forester to be worn throughout pregnancy and the baby-wearing years, adding extra versatility to your coat.
The Baby-Carry panel, sized for both babies and toddlers, fastens to the Adult's Forester Coats, providing an extension that allows you to zip your vest closed over a little one in a front carrier. An optional wind collar and detachable hood keep little ones snug and cosy. Read more about the Nestledown Coat Add-On here.
There are so many lovely ways to customise the Forester for one-of-a kind, extra-special coat. Add piping to the princess seams, use contrast fabric for the yoke, pocket welts, or side panels, or add some hand-stitched embroidery. Choose special buttons for the sleeve tabs and belt, or use a fun, colourful print for the lining fabric. We look forward to seeing what you make!Sew the Forester in a lightweight fabric for spring or fall, or choose something warm and cosy, perhaps with some added insulation quilted in, for a smart-looking winter coat.
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Read more about the Forester Coat here:
~Lovely images by Sarah Connell, Geneviève Ouellet, Angela Schade, Nicola Falconer, and Rachel Osterday~