Clare Coat Pattern

$16.00 USD
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The Clare Coat is a chic cool-weather staple. Featuring raglan sleeves and an unstructured A-line silhouette, Clare is a great introduction to the joys of coat making.

View A hits at mid-thigh, with a face-framing collar, princess seams, an exposed asymmetrical zipper and welt pockets. View B has a more minimalist vibe; a dramatic funnel collar, double-breasted, ends at the hip with inseam pockets and full-length sleeves.

Sizes: Currently available in sizes 0-20 only (PDF)

See our guide to printing & assembling PDF files here

SUGGESTED FABRIC

Body: Medium to heavyweight coating fabrics (ie: melton, felt, tweed and boiled wool). Bottomweight fabrics like denim, twill and canvas are also suitable for a lightweight spring or fall jacket.

Lining: Silk, rayon bemberg, flannel backed satin (aka kasha).

Interfacing: fusible weft interfacing. View A also requires 1/4yd (.25m) of horsehair canvas, sturdy muslin, or a heavier-weight interfacing to stabilize the collar.

YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS

FABRIC:  

45" / 1.14m: 0-8 = 3 yd/2.75m, 10-14 = 3.75 yd/3.5m, 16-20 = 4 yd/3.75m
58" / 1.5m: 0-8 = 2.25 yd/2m, 10-14 = 2.7yd/2.5m, 16-20 = 3 yd/2.75m
LINING:

45" / 1.14m: 0-8 = 2.25 yd/2m, 10-20 = 2.5 yd/2.25m
58" / 1.5m: 0-20 = 2 yd/1.85m

INTERFACING:

58" / 1.5m: 0-8 = 1.75 yd/1.6m, 10-20 = 2 yd/1.85m
20" / .5m: 0-20 =  4.5 yd/4.1m

ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES
  • Tailors ham for pressing
  • Press cloth
  • 2.5 yards (2.25m) 1/4" (6mm) stay tape for stabilizing armholes and collar
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Marking tool
  • Separating coat zipper for View A (sizes 0-8 = 30" long, sizes 10-14 = 31" long, sizes 16-20 = 32" long) **You can also use a longer zipper and trim it down.
  • 6 buttons or sew-in snap closures for View B
  • Tailor's clap (optional)

Sewing level: Advanced beginner

Sizes: 0 - 20 (see our sizing chart here)

Finished MeasurementsSee complete measurements here

Print at Home File (Letter & A4): 42 pages, sizes are not layered.

Copy Shop/A0 File: 3 pages (36" x 48"), sizes are not layered.

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Molly McKinney-Holcomb
The perfect coat!

What a beautiful, beautiful pattern! It makes a gorgeous 60s-vibe coat that fits comfortably and flexibly, with a stylish silhouette and room to layer (or be pregnant) underneath. I have lost count of the compliments.

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Julie Lawrence
Boiled Wool Snuggly Coat

I used a PDF version of this pattern - 70 pages! - although the pattern actually came together very well and faster than I imagined. Following an Instagram trawl, I made my version 10cm longer in length to give more winter coverage, and I also made the pocket bags a bit deeper. As usual, the tutorials online were really helpful BUT I missed the instruction for the back pleat in the lining which meant I had a nightmare time trying to sew coat and lining together and it wasn’t until I got to the ‘centre hanging loop over back pleat’ that I realised the error of my ways. The sleeve pleats were marked as ‘pleat’ on the pattern but the back pleat simply had notches - having ‘pleat’ on the pattern would have been helpful. I used magnetic bag fasteners as I had no press studs and the country was in full lockdown, but these work well and I like the uncluttered front finish. I would echo the comments below about checking sleeve length - mine are just long enough.
Loving my snuggly coat now it’s finished!

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Alison Belton
Easy pattern to follow

This pattern has really good instructions. The on line sewalong is really useful and helps with fiddly bits. The only thing I would say is measure the arm length. I have long arms and could have done with not turning up the sleeve hem as much as the instructions say. Apart from that, it makes up a treat.

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Michelle
My dream coat

This is a really great pattern, like all closet core patterns. The clare coat is so unique and stylish and I get so many compliments whenever I wear it. I made mine out of quilted cotton twill rather than wool like must people do. If you are on the fence about size, I suggest sizing up to the bigger one. My coat is a teeny bit snug in the shoulders and arms and I wish I'd chosen the bigger size. I adore the funnel collar- it's perfect to snuggle into on chilly days. Overall a great sewing experience and wonderful pattern.

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Emma Van Vlack
Clare coat is a win

Great coat, easy to adjust for a perfect fit.

Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
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Molly McKinney-Holcomb
The perfect coat!

What a beautiful, beautiful pattern! It makes a gorgeous 60s-vibe coat that fits comfortably and flexibly, with a stylish silhouette and room to layer (or be pregnant) underneath. I have lost count of the compliments.

J
Julie Lawrence
Boiled Wool Snuggly Coat

I used a PDF version of this pattern - 70 pages! - although the pattern actually came together very well and faster than I imagined. Following an Instagram trawl, I made my version 10cm longer in length to give more winter coverage, and I also made the pocket bags a bit deeper. As usual, the tutorials online were really helpful BUT I missed the instruction for the back pleat in the lining which meant I had a nightmare time trying to sew coat and lining together and it wasn’t until I got to the ‘centre hanging loop over back pleat’ that I realised the error of my ways. The sleeve pleats were marked as ‘pleat’ on the pattern but the back pleat simply had notches - having ‘pleat’ on the pattern would have been helpful. I used magnetic bag fasteners as I had no press studs and the country was in full lockdown, but these work well and I like the uncluttered front finish. I would echo the comments below about checking sleeve length - mine are just long enough.
Loving my snuggly coat now it’s finished!

A
Alison Belton
Easy pattern to follow

This pattern has really good instructions. The on line sewalong is really useful and helps with fiddly bits. The only thing I would say is measure the arm length. I have long arms and could have done with not turning up the sleeve hem as much as the instructions say. Apart from that, it makes up a treat.

M
Michelle
My dream coat

This is a really great pattern, like all closet core patterns. The clare coat is so unique and stylish and I get so many compliments whenever I wear it. I made mine out of quilted cotton twill rather than wool like must people do. If you are on the fence about size, I suggest sizing up to the bigger one. My coat is a teeny bit snug in the shoulders and arms and I wish I'd chosen the bigger size. I adore the funnel collar- it's perfect to snuggle into on chilly days. Overall a great sewing experience and wonderful pattern.

E
Emma Van Vlack
Clare coat is a win

Great coat, easy to adjust for a perfect fit.