Sister Mintaka presents the Goldstream Peacoat sewing pattern by Thread Theory.
A classic peacoat with modern options, this design is the perfect introduction to menswear tailoring as the detailed instructions will help you create a beautifully finished coat even if you are intimidated by sewing outerwear. The design includes a narrow double breast that sits nicely both buttoned and open.
Various details can be left out or included such as: epaulets, lined patch pockets, pocket flaps, an interior patch pocket, a removable hood (using buttons), and sleeve tabs.
This design is easy to fit with an optional slimming front dart and a center back seam. Few body panels make it relatively simple to sew and it is fully lined with detailed instructions on how to insert the lining and hand-sew the hems.
The Goldstream Peacoat would suit everything from a classic navy wool with fouled anchor buttons to a rustic tweed with leather closures.
Materials and Supplies
Main Fabric: Medium to heavy weight wools such a gabardine, tweed, hounds-tooth, worsted wool, boiled wool, wool coating
Lining: Lightweight lining such as silk, rayon lining. For a warmer coat choose soft, medium weight fabrics such as flannel, quilted lining materials, or brushed cotton. Consider using slippery materials for the sleeves and warm fabrics for the body.
Interfacing: Medium to heavy weight fusible or sewn-in interfacing. If your wool is very textured and fusible interfacing will likely have difficulties fusing to it, choose sewn-in interfacing to baste to the interfaced pieces.
Supplies: Universal Needle, regular thread, two 1/2″-5/8″shoulder pads, seven 1″ buttons
Classic variation: four 1/2″ buttons for epaulets and sleeve tabs
Casual variation: four 1/2″ buttons to blend with self fabric for removable hood