Clare Coat

Closet Case Patterns


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Buy the Clare coat sewing pattern from Closet Case Patterns is perfect for an intermediate dressmaker. This pattern is stuffed with great details and you have two options to choose from. View A hits at mid thigh, with a face-framing collar, princess sleeves, exposed asymmetrical zipper and welt pockets. View B has a more minimalist vibe; double breasted, it ends at the hip hip with inseam pockets, full length sleeves and a dramatic funnel collar.

What we think: There are two quite different make options for this coat, the funnel neck version is perfect for winter and keeping the wind off your face. This is a big project so take it slow and make sure you have lots of breaks! If you need a little hand holding why not checkout Heather’s sew-along for this pattern.

Suggested Fabrics: 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 jacket.

This sewing pattern is available in PAPER format.

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Wools / Suiting


UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48, UK 22 / US 18 / EU 50, UK 24 / US 20 / EU 52

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Make time

All weekend or longer

Pattern format


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    I’m a big Closet Case fan. This coat would be pretty straightforward for a sewer with some experience and has a great sewalong to help along the way. I sized up to give me some extra ease for a cosy jumper underneath. I made a few other additions and changes like a hair canvas backstay, cotton flannel interlining, bound buttonholes instead of snappers, an internal zipped pocket and piping between the lining and facing. The fabric is an ex-designer wool houndstooth with a cotton sateen for the lining. This is a full on, much loved winter coat. Full description of changes and additions on my blog here:

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    This is the first winter coat that I ever made and i can honestly say it was a lot less work than I thought!! I loved making it and would highly recommend the pattern – I don’t think a good coat could get any easier than this to be honest!!

    I ve written the full details over on my blog

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    I love this coat! I’ve loved every stage of bringing this coat into reality – from pattern and fabric selection to learning to sew with wool and now wearing it out and about. I have only been sewing a year – but this pattern is described as beginner friendly and I was up for a challenge!
    I chose an ice blue melton wool from Stone Fabrics and the striped lining from Guthrie and Ghani. It took me just under 2 weeks to get it finished from fabric cutting to wearing.

    As I fell between a size 6 and 8 I made up two muslins. The fit for the size 6 was perfect except through the shoulders and arms which I found a bit restrictive. I therefore decided to grade from a size 8 to a size 6 just below the armscythe. I love the fit and I have enough room to fit a thick jumper under when necessary!

    I then followed Heather’s sewalong meticulously – and it came together beautifully. I even decided to add piping detail between the facing and lining and I love the pop of colour it gives! One of the main things that attracted me to this coat were it’s clean lines and minimalistic style which were achieved by the giant snaps down the front. But I love the detailing that buttons can add – so I decided to add in two statement buttons complete with bound buttonholes to the collar. It was all learning as I went along but I am really pleased with the finished result.

    This coat has been worn every day since I finished making it – although I suspect I will be putting it away soon as the weather warms up. Until then I am getting as much wear out of it as possible!

    Head over to my blog for plenty of pictures and a more detailed review.

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    English Girl At Home

    Straightforward construction for a coat, so suitable for an advanced beginner with some experience.

    Based on the recommended size for my measurements, I graded between a size 2 at the bust, and 6 at the waist and hips. I noticed that other blogged Clare Coats looked quite fitted in the upper body, and was a bit worried about not being able to fit a suitably woolly jumper underneath, so used narrow seam allowances, but it was unnecessary.

    I used blanket wool, and an interlining of thinsulate, which resulted in a really warm coat.

    Full info on my blog:

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