With its modern swing shape and length that hits mid-hip, the Cortland is an update on the classic trench. Raglan sleeves give you plenty of movement and room for layering while the storm flaps and generous collar keep out inclement weather. The Cortland also features a double-breasted front closure and roomy welt pockets. All seams are bound, which not only gives your coat a professional finish, but also helps it stand up to wear and tear.
Techniques involved include sewing a straight seam, welt pockets, Hong Kong seam finishing, topstitching, sewing a collar & collar stand, inserting buttonholes, and hand sewing.
Mia is wearing a size 8 Cortland.
Fabric and Notions
Main Fabric: Lightweight coating or medium weight fabrics such as cotton or tencel twill, gabardine, or linen. Make sure your fabric has drape to allow the swing shape of the coat to hang properly. We recommend fabric weights between 5 – 8 oz.
Pocket Lining Fabric: lightweight cotton fabrics such as chambray, lawn, or pocketing.
Fusible Interfacing: woven or tricot interfacing in a similar, or slightly lighter, weight as your main fabric.
Notions: Thread, 6 — 1" buttons, 12 yds pre-made 1/4" double fold bias tape if binding seam allowances
Paper Pattern Details
This product is a pre-printed paper pattern. You will receive an instruction booklet and tissue pattern tucked inside a paper envelope. Pattern is printed in the USA on recycled paper with soy-based inks.
Digital Pattern Details
This pattern can also be purchased as a digital download. You will receive an email containing a unique URL to download your pattern directly after your purchase is complete. This pattern will be delivered to you via email. The Cortland Trench comes as a layered PDF. This pattern includes the following files:
Digital Instruction Booklet: 29 pages
Print at Home Pattern: 54 pages
US Copy Shop Pattern: 1 page
AO Copy Shop Pattern: 3 pages
Printing Instructions: 2 pages
You do not need to print all of the pattern files, just the one that corresponds to how you intend to print. If you have additional questions please see our FAQ which includes our Digital Product Policies. If you need help printing and assembling your pattern, take a look at our PDF Printing and Assembly Guide!