Honetone Coat

Marilla Walker


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Buy the Honetone Coat (hon-ee-tone) sewing pattern from Marilla Walker. It comes in two versions, fully lined or unlined. View A is fully lined, kimono sleeve, thigh length, straight cut coat with interesting pocket details and button front fastening. Pocket 1 (optional) is an inserted pocket to simply pop your hands in and the lower pocket 2 is a large patch pocket to store all your bits and pieces. Some speed tailoring and hand stitched finishes make this a good quality garment which will last and keep its integrity for years to come. View B is an unlined, kimono sleeve, hip length, straight cut jacket with an interesting pocket detail and button front fastening. The pocket is an inserted pocket to simply pop your hands in. A simple construction with lots of feature topstitching. Details can be magnified with high contrast topstitch thread.

Suggested fabrics: view A – coating wool, view B – denim or heavy cotton twill.

Fabric requirements: View A // based on 150cm (60”) wide fabric: 2.1m – 2.5m / 2¼ – 2¾ yds, View B // based on 150cm (60”) wide fabric: 1.8m – 2m / 2 – 2¼ yds.

Sizing: 1-10, approx. UK 6-22. Please see the size chart.

Notions: View A // Lining fabric – 1.6m – 2.2m of 1.4m wide fabric / 1¾ – 2½ yds of 55” wide fabric, interfacing – 1M (1yd) (based on 80cm wide), hair canvas – 0.9m – 1.15m (approximately 1yd).

This sewing pattern is available in PAPER format.

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Heavyweight Cotton / Twill / Gabardine, 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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    5 out of 5 Happy Honetone


    This pattern has great instructions! It provides simple tailoring techniques and extra tips for hand sewn button holes (optional of course). The only part that could cause a challenge is the welt-style pocket (which is also the first step). Get the hard bits done first, and it’s all down hill! I’ve also made the long version of this jacket and it is equally superb! If you are looking for a simple-ish boxy coat with top notch details…choose the Honetone Coat. For more great versions, check Instagram #honetonecoat

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    5 out of 5 Wonderful, Japanese-y jacket pattern


    This pattern comes with two options: option B is a simple unlined jacket and option A is a lined coat. I did a jacket-length version of option A. I used some heavy and fairly stiff silk from Fabric Godmother that suits both the Japanese-y aesthetic and the structure of the design. I made a toile to check the fit – I’d already graded between sizes 4 and 5 at the hips, and made the following adjustments: took 2cm out of the CB and added 1 cm to the side seam at the hips, tapering up to the armscye (I have a narrow back/shoulders); I scooped the armscye by 1cm and added 1 cm width to the arms, tapering down to the elbow (I have fairly big arms); shortened the arms by 2 inches but left the length of the body as per pattern. I interlined the silk with muslin and used sew-in interfacing (apart from the seaming, pretty much everything is done by hand), and I lined the pockets by interlining the front and back pocket pieces with lining fabric (this step isn’t in the pattern). The pockets are a tiny bit tricky if you’ve got very fabric, and I used my pressing cloth and clapper A LOT! Otherwise it went together really nicely and Marilla’s instructions are excellent. It took me four weeks to do all the prep and a week to make up and finish the garment. I used Bremsilk for the lining, which is easy to work with and feels lovely. I can never be bothered with all the faff of machining it in, so I attached it by hand using fell-stitch. I’m really pleased with this jacket. I looked at jacket patterns for ages before deciding and this is really unusual – there’s nothing like it out there. I’d really recommend it, especially for anyone wanting to try out a bit of tailoring. The instructions are brilliant and Marilla Walker’s design and drafting is superb.

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    Great pattern, fits true to size, very clear instructions. Full review over on my blog; Annotations of Jenny here: https://missjennyfrances.wordpress.com/2018/02/19/honetone-coat-review/

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