Ladies trench coats are a classic wardrobe essential. This is a very versatile garment and worth having in the closet.
If you see a reflection of a military style it's for a reason. It was originally issued as uniform attire for French and British officers. For more on history of the classic raincoat click here.
The trench has evolved slightly, however the classic double-breasted style remains to be the favorite.
It can be worn as an alternative to heavy winter outer wear and is worn with casual and business apparel a like.
I do stress keeping to the neutral colors to get more wear from your trench coat, however if you are comfortable in larger prints, a spring floral is also an alternative.
You may also consider something like the tradional Burberry style with the infamous check/plaid lining.
If you would like more examples of Burberry trench coats click here website here.. Using your imagination and of course wearing what you feel good in is what is key to a great wardrobe.
Here are some of the recent sewing pattern for trench coats that are available. Click the images to the patterns or click the links above to go to the websites.
Good fabric choices for sewing a trench coat would be medium weight denim, Chino, heavy cotton, oil cloth, nylon taffeta, to name just a few. Look for waterproof
You can look on the back of your pattern and find fabric suggestions. Although my preferred color choices are the classic neutrals, there are brighter colored fabrics available, which is nice for spring.
Look at the details of your pattern photo or drawing. Is there top stitching used? You can be decorative when sewing by adding contrasting top stitching and interesting buttons. You can use your imagination and make your coat unique.
Here are some examples of suitable fabrics for sewing a trench coat. Look for Ripstop, nylon water repellant fabrics.
There are products available to help you waterproof fabric. If you find a fabric you would like to use for a trench coat, but it isn't waterproof, try some these products below to give the result you want.
For more information on sewing your own wardrobe essentials, click here.
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