Ulysses Trench Coat

Victory Patterns



Buy the Ulysses Trench Coat sewing pattern from Victory Patterns. Ulysses mixes trench coat styling with a modern look. This relaxed, straight-cut jacket features draped elements such as a shawl collar and a clean-lined, curved back “rain guard” overlay. Notched-out holes along the sides seam of the overlay allow the jacket’s belt to exit through from the back to the front. Other features include shoulder epaulettes, angled patch pockets with upper flap, a centre-back vent, and a gently angled hemline at the front. The body of the coat is unlined, making this a perfect cool style for the warmer months. Instructions are given for finishing seams with binding, which creates a beautiful interior finish to the garment.

What we think: This is a gorgeous trench coat with lots of design details for an intermediate maker. It’s an essential wardrobe piece that can be worn throughout most of the year as a smart coat over dresses and work wear.

Suggested fabrics: Medium-weight fabric with high drape, such as Tencel twill, soft linen, double weave crepe, bamboo twill, nylon outerwear. Lining: compatible with self fabric, such as bemberg, silk charmeuse or habotai, acetate, cotton voile.

Fabric requirements: 54″ (137 cm) wide fabric: 4 – 4 5/8 yards (3.7 – 4.2 m) // lining, 54″ (137 cm) wide fabric: 1 1/2 yards (1.4 m).

Sizing: XS – XL (approx. UK 6 – 18). Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Lightweight fusible interfacing; two 3/4″ (2 cm) buttons; 2″ (5 cm) slider buckle or two 2″ (5 cm) D-rings.

This sewing pattern is available in PAPER and PDF formats. The PDF pattern will be available immediately for download after purchase.

PDF pattern includes: Instruction booklet (17 pages); tiled pattern (59 pages); 36” copy shop pattern; A0 copy shop pattern.

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Additional information


Heavyweight Cotton / Twill / Gabardine, Linen

Make time

All day

Sewing level



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

Pattern format


PDF Printing

59 Pages

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    4 out of 5 Maxi Ulysses


    Maxi Ulysses

    The Ulysses coat is a perfect duster coat to wear to a British summer marquee wedding. I lengthened it by a good six inches to wear over an almost ankle length ByHandLondon Anna dress
    The Cupro fabric from my stash, bought from Rainbow Fabrics a couple of years ago, proved to be the perfect fabric… although it doesn’t photograph quite so perfectly.. the true colour is much more similar to the blue of the dress.
    The way the coat is constructed meant I was committed to the length from the beginning of the make, which was a little nail biting. It came together well, the instructions were pretty thorough although I would have liked a few more illustrations of one or two of the stages. I realised too late that I should also have lengthened the back vent…. not having done that means it will be very tricky to shorten in the future. As it was a relaxed fit I did not alter for my forward and uneven shoulders and I slightly regret this. There are lots of lovely details to the coat and it was an enjoyable sew – the storm flap, epaulettes, bound seams and the way the belt ‘loops’ are formed I left off the buckle for the belt as I knew I would be unlikely to fasten it and thought it would make the belt too heavy. I lost a little of the drapey effect at the front edges as I had to even off the length otherwise the front would have trailed on the floor. Luckily it didn’t spoil the whole look. I would like to make another version at some point, at the recommended length, to experience the full drape of the front edge

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    • JudithRosalind

      Wearing with the BHL Anna dress…@judithrosalind

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