The Chloe Coat sewing pattern is designed for intermediate dressmakers and above. There are a couple of tailoring techniques involved, and you’ll be required to set in a sleeve and sew in a lining. Therefore we recommend you have completed a few other dressmaking projects to a good standard before tackling Chloe.
Sizing & Fabric Requirements
For the Chloe Coat we recommend a medium to heavyweight wool fabric, such as tweed, boucle, boiled wool or melton. For a lighter coat, you could also try a jacquard, linen or viscose linen blend. If you are new to sewing coats we recommend avoiding fabrics with a very loose weave (such as boucle) as these fray easily and can make your sewing more tricky.
Chloe is fully-lined, so you will also need lining fabric. We recommend using something with a silky finish so you can get the jacket on and off easily, such as satin, acetate, or even silk charmeuse for all-out luxury. Crepes and lustrous viscose will also work nicely.