Sew It Yourself: Lace Trench Coat

March 15, 2013


As soon as the latest Sewaholic pattern was released, I bought it. A nice trench coat is such a wardrobe staple that no closet is complete without one, so therefore, I needed the Robson in my possession immediately. I love the look of military inspired outerwear with feminine details and Tasia really answered all my sewing prayers with this one! Also tending lately are trench coats embellished with lace which, in my opinion, is the ultimate feminine/military look. Rather than spending upwards of $250 dollars on trench coats like this one from Burberry, or this more affordable example, I’d like to make one myself.

I’m thinking of a heavier twill fabric in true military O.D. Green with ivory lace, or maybe Khaki with white or pink? Cotton canvas or cotton sateen? I have lots to think about still, but all of the ideas are in order and the schemes are scheming so I’m headed in the right direction to having a super incredible trench coat. I still have to finish my Sew For Victory dress and then my dress for Julia’s Mad Men challenge, but after those projects are done this is first on my list!

What are your sewing plans for Spring?