Martha Trench Coat

Jacket
Sewing
Book
8 2020
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Difficulty
Supplies
  • Thread
  • Iron-on interfacing:
    min. 5 cm - a scrap (for use on heavy, stiff fabrics)
    max. 180 cm - 2 yards (for use on light fabrics with a fluid drape)
  • Buttons (Ø 2.5 cm - 1" ): 4 (+ 2 extra buttons for shoulder lapels, if you're sewing them)
  • Fabric: see table
Size XS S M L XL XXL XXXL
fabric in cm (width 110 cm) 540 550 560 570 590 640 690
fabric in cm (width 140 cm) 390 390 400 460 480 490 505

 

Size US XS S M L XL XXL XXXL
fabric in yard (width 43") 6 6 6 ¼ 6 ¼ 6 ½ 7 7 ½
fabric in yard (width 55") 4 ¼ 4 ¼ 4 ½ 5 ¼ 5 ½ 5 ½

Comprehensive information about the fabrics in the Fibre Mood collection along with the accompanying fabric plans can be found here

XS - XXXL 

Trench coats never go out of style. The oversize Martha pattern proves it's a true trench with charm and panache. You'll love the double breasted front, the belted waist and traditional rain flaps at the back and front. Thoughtful features like a back slit and welt pockets add an air of sophistication, while the shoulder lapels shout power!
In short, Martha will fit right into today's street scene.

Fabric advice

There’s no trench coat fabric that tops gabardine. Gabardine is a tightly woven, smooth fabric with fine diagonal ribs. The fabric is so tightly woven that it’s almost impervious to rain. Gabardine fabric can be composed of wool or cotton thread or a blend of one of these with polyester or polyamide. Before you get started on the Martha, decide whether you want it to be a trend item, or a more functional raincoat.
Because...if you want to make a raincoat that's the real deal, you'll need raincoat fabric – obviously.

 

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