Reversible Chic Swing Cocktail Coat

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Making this coat reversible to,highlight the best of both print fabrics used and getting it to work. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Be creative. This is a great pattern and can be made in so many ways...each coat is different depending on your design choices. Don't be afraid of it because it is a coat - the pattern directions are wonderful. You'll be so glad you tried it.

What you will need

  • 100% cotton - all exteriors 100% cotton flannel - lining Fabric covered button Elastic

Q&A with JillStraw

Philiswa Bungane asked:
I like it how to make it.....
JillStraw answered:
Thank you, Philiswa! It's not too difficult to make. You can purchase the pattern right here on Craftsy from Heidi&finn - if you click on the,ink be,ow the picture for more details about this project it will take you to the pattern I used. I described how I made the coat reversible in the instructions section of the project detail. Hope that helps! Good luck with yours! You'll
rebecca.t1602543 asked:
JillStraw answered:
Thank you Rebecca!! :
legomum3175264 asked:
Hi, I'm also interested in how you made it reversible--but I can't find a link anywhere to "the instructions section of the project detail" like you wrote to the other commenter. Could you clarify, please? Thanks so much. :)
JillStraw answered:
Hi Legomum317, my apologies for such a late reply. I can't find the instructions anywhere either now, so quickly: I cut the pattern out of both fashion fabrics according to the pattern for the size I was making, I also cut out a lining in cotton flannel for the body of the coat only, not the sleeves. I then sewed all the pieces of each side of the coat according to the instructions, underlining one side of the coat with the flannel. Next, I sewed the two coat pieces right sides together, and turn them out. Basically everything goes exactly like the instructions however instead of a lining the 2nd fabric is the reverse side of the coat. To allow the coat to close from either side I sewed a buttonhole on both sides of the coat where instructed and I made a makeshift cufflink style button with 2 small button & elastic, that would fit through another, smaller buttonhole at the inner collar from either side. It's a very small change from the pattern instructions, but so much fun! HTH :)