Created by: Carol Bales
Project

Men's Carrick Coat

What are you most proud of? Starting with a simple, unlined coat pattern then modifying the collar, cuffs, and length, fitting it to my husband, and adding tailoring techniques for structure, double welt pockets, and fully lining it. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Give yourself time at each step. The fashion fabric and the lining fabric frayed easily, so I serged all edges of each piece. I hung each piece with weights before sewing together.

You Can Make This

Carol Bales made Men's Carrick Coat with:

Essential Guide to Tailoring: Structure & Shape

Online Class

Essential Guide to Tailoring: Structure & Shape

with Alison Smith

  • Medium weight cotton blend coat
  • lined with navy
  • jacquard

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Starting with a simple, unlined coat pattern then modifying the collar, cuffs, and length, fitting it to my husband, and adding tailoring techniques for structure, double welt pockets, and fully lining it. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Give yourself time at each step. The fashion fabric and the lining fabric frayed easily, so I serged all edges of each piece. I hung each piece with weights before sewing together.

Q&A with Carol Bales

Joseph Millan asked:
That is a great coat.... I'm jealous, where did you get the pattern?
Carol Bales answered:
Thanks! It started with Simplicity 4083 and has lots of modifications. My pattern review is here http://sewing.patternreview.com/review/pattern/121658.
Alison Smith asked:
My goodness this coat is fab! If you are into Steampunk, have ypu seen my new Corset class on Craftsy
Carol Bales answered:
Thank you, and indeed I have seen and look forward to the Corset class. I want to tackle your Tailoring:Finishing course next and make some nice new clothes for me.