Women's Forester Coat

Women's Forester Coat

$12.00 USD
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Go adventuring in comfort and style.

With a beautiful fit and lovely, professional-looking details, the Forester is a truly achievable outerwear pattern - we think you'll be surprised by how simple it is to make!

Skill Level:  Adventurous Beginner - Intermediate depending on options chosen.  
The instructions are very detailed and clearly walk you through step-by-step, so an advanced beginner should feel comfortable sewing this. The Forester Coat also includes a full video tutorial as part of the pattern.  

  • Collar + optional detachable hoods
  • Zipper closure (with snap or button alternative)
  • In-seam pockets

The Nestledown Maternity + Baby-Carry Add-on is designed to transform this coat into  both a maternity coat and baby wearing coat, with the use of clever zip-in panels.  You can view the add-on here.


Women's Forester Coat Sewing Pattern by Twig + Tale

Sizing + Supplies

View size chart + materials list 

Printing Info

Our digital patterns are tiled and designed to print using your home printer on either US Letter, or A4 paper.  

Patterns include a “layers” feature, allowing you to print only the size(s) you need, or all of the sizes. Full step-by-step printing instructions are supplied.

This pattern also includes an additional wide format file that can be taken to a local copy shop and printed on single sheets of A0 paper.

FAQ

View pattern FAQ | Read more on the blog

Cover image by Sarah Connell

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Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
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B.

I made both the women's forester and the men's forester at the same time. Such a nice pattern and works up beautifully.

M
M.W.
Just what I wanted

I've been looking for a pattern like this for a while so I'm glad I came across the Forrester. I've not had a chance to make it yet but hope to be able to do so soon.

C
C.G.
I love it!

This pattern is written so well with so much detail, it was a pleasure to put together a coat that I'm so happy with and proud to wear :) the drafting is also spot on, you've set the bar high for independent PDF pattern drafters!

C
C.
Very good

The directions were really good, I made my first adult coat with this pattern and it turned out pretty good I would say!

K
K.P.
Loved the Forester Coat!

Loved this pattern! Super simple to follow and the end result looked great! The mini videos i the pattern were a great help when I was stuck.

The only bit I got stuck in was step 39 as my collar piece was a bit small and found I had to stretch it slightly. I also realised I only needed to do the outer collar, as the lining collar would be sewn later on.

I was in between sizes so sized up and it was a bit big, but was easy to sew another seam allowance to the loose areas as needed (I’m usually a rtw size 14-16 and made size j). It sits big enough that I could wear a top and jumper underneath comfortably. I found the recommended zipper for size j (70cm) too long, but a 66cm one was perfect.

If doing again, I would add light interfacing to the collar as I found it sagging in some areas (that could be the material I used though - wool blend suiting). I found the hood a bit tight too, so would probably size up if next time (but I do have a big head haha).

I added toggles to mine as I love the look of toggles, but all fastening options instructions are easy to follow.

I found the custom fit instructions and size blending options interesting and will try them next time (I was a bit intimidated to try these the first time).

E
E.C.
Pattern

Haven't got to use yet but looks good

L
L.K.
My new winter coat

I love this coat, I made it from forest green wool. It’s just tailored enough to look pulled together, but still comfy and easy to make as all Twig and Tale patterns are. I love the in seam pockets and the details that make it look much harder to make than it is. I love that I can easily follow the instructions step by step, and create such a professional looking result. Thank you for another gorgeous pattern

H
H.H.
Forrester coat

Great fit and so easy to follow instructions.

Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
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B
B.

I made both the women's forester and the men's forester at the same time. Such a nice pattern and works up beautifully.

M
M.W.
Just what I wanted

I've been looking for a pattern like this for a while so I'm glad I came across the Forrester. I've not had a chance to make it yet but hope to be able to do so soon.

C
C.G.
I love it!

This pattern is written so well with so much detail, it was a pleasure to put together a coat that I'm so happy with and proud to wear :) the drafting is also spot on, you've set the bar high for independent PDF pattern drafters!

C
C.
Very good

The directions were really good, I made my first adult coat with this pattern and it turned out pretty good I would say!

K
K.P.
Loved the Forester Coat!

Loved this pattern! Super simple to follow and the end result looked great! The mini videos i the pattern were a great help when I was stuck.

The only bit I got stuck in was step 39 as my collar piece was a bit small and found I had to stretch it slightly. I also realised I only needed to do the outer collar, as the lining collar would be sewn later on.

I was in between sizes so sized up and it was a bit big, but was easy to sew another seam allowance to the loose areas as needed (I’m usually a rtw size 14-16 and made size j). It sits big enough that I could wear a top and jumper underneath comfortably. I found the recommended zipper for size j (70cm) too long, but a 66cm one was perfect.

If doing again, I would add light interfacing to the collar as I found it sagging in some areas (that could be the material I used though - wool blend suiting). I found the hood a bit tight too, so would probably size up if next time (but I do have a big head haha).

I added toggles to mine as I love the look of toggles, but all fastening options instructions are easy to follow.

I found the custom fit instructions and size blending options interesting and will try them next time (I was a bit intimidated to try these the first time).

E
E.C.
Pattern

Haven't got to use yet but looks good

L
L.K.
My new winter coat

I love this coat, I made it from forest green wool. It’s just tailored enough to look pulled together, but still comfy and easy to make as all Twig and Tale patterns are. I love the in seam pockets and the details that make it look much harder to make than it is. I love that I can easily follow the instructions step by step, and create such a professional looking result. Thank you for another gorgeous pattern

H
H.H.
Forrester coat

Great fit and so easy to follow instructions.