Sew Along - Yates Coat
Sew along with us as we walk you through making the Yates Coat! In this sew-along you’ll learn basic pattern alterations for your Yates, tips for working with wool, creating inseam pockets, sewing a notched collar, inserting a two piece sleeve, how to line a coat using the bagged method, and much more!
Need Inspiration?Browse our Yates Pinterest Gallery before you start!
1. Pattern Introduction
Learn all about the Yates Coat! From our inspiration to design details, everything you need to know before you start picking fabrics and sewing is here.
2. Style Inspiration
We’ve pulled some of our favorite coat images and organized them to inspire your color, texture, and pattern choices!
3. Fabric Inspiration and Selection
Choosing a coating can be overwhelming. In this post we talk about what to look for, fiber content, and the importance of ordering a swatch. We’ve also linked to a few other useful posts explaining the different types of coating. It’s a must read!
4. Gathering Supplies
Nothing is worse than your project stalling out when you realize you’re missing something you need. Follow our guide to make sure you have all of your supplies ready to go before you get started.
5. Selecting Your Size
We walk you through taking proper measurements, using them to select the correct size, and what to do if you’re not a straight size (most of us aren’t).
6. Pattern Adjustments
Need help adjusting the length, blending between sizes, or doing a small or full bust adjustment? We’ve got you covered in this post.
7. Cutting and Fusing
The thought of cutting a coat can seem overwhelming, but taken one step at a time and done in an orderly fashion, you’ll breeze through this step. Our helpful diagrams will ensure you don’t miss anything!
8. Assembling the Body
Learn how to assemble the body of your coat. We walk you through creating the pockets, fronts and backs.
9. Sewing the Sleeves
In this post we up our two piece sleeves and make & insert your sleeves. You’re now almost done with the outer shell!
10. Assembling and Attaching the Collar
The last step in creating the coat shell is attaching the collar. Notched collars can seem intimidating but as you’ll see here they’re really quite easy.
11. Sewing the Lining
Your step by step guide to assembling the lining in preparation for bagging your coat!
12. Sewing and Attaching Your Facings
Now we need to attach our facings; the last step before lining your coat!
13. Lining Your Coat
Lining your Yates using the “bagged” method might sound like complicated magic, but it’s really very easy.