I am currently working on a mens pea coat for my son. I was inspired by this great blog.
I have been doing lots of research because I want to use tailoring techniques in the coat. This will be a first for me. I have never tailored a coat before. It shaping up to be a big project. So far I have gathered my materials and made a first muslin. I will be using this pattern It’s from this book. It’s really just for the pattern as all the instructions are in Japanese. Beautiful coats though!!
I will be using this book to help me with the tailoring.
Here’s a list of my supplies.
- 3 yards boiled wool coating – fashion fabrics club
- 3 yards Bemberg Ambiance lining Joanns ( available online at fashion fabrics club)
- 1 yard hair canvas-available here (great tailoring resource!)
- 1 yard wigan (see hair canvas link for source)
- 1 yard Burberry plaid twill (for the lining upper back and pockets)
- 1/4 yard silk organza
- 8 – 1 1/8 inch buttons
- silk buttonhole twist
I was able to source some of my supplies locally but I wanted to included online sources here for any readers who might not live near good sewing stores. Where I live it’s mostly just Joann’s fabrics which is not the best- but they did have the bemberg, and the wool felt for the undercollar as well as threads needles, wax etc. I also have a small local independent shop that had hair canvas and shoulder pads as well as silk organza (for the pocket welt facing).
Some online resources for coat sewing
- The Great Coat Sewalong
- Tany’s Orwell coat
- Gertie’s Lady Grey Sewalong
- Sewaholic’s coat posts
- Two on Two Off’s useful post about interafcing