Coat Pattern & Ideas

6.3.08 - 23:55
I think I want to make a coat that is pretty classy rather than being too cutesy. So this is the general shape I've seen for a typical Lolita coat. It seems they are mostly double breasted, are very flared (to fit your skirts under!) with large collar and cuffs. I quite like the cape as well.
So, pattern-wise I've found this: Simplicity 4033
I'll be first to admit that those coats look pretty bad, especially the one on the left... but the outline is almost there. Imagine the bottom one with a bit more flare and a rounded collar.


  1. thats cool. what material are you planning on using?

  2. I got some grey corduroy - I was thinking to use that and black velvet for the collar and cuffs.

  3. I know this is an old post XD but I just recently found your blog and wanted to say that I have that same pattern!!

    I'm using coat A (the pink one) and I made one following the pattern exactly for my mom (though I got rid of the collar and added fur cuffs and hem) and it's a pretty good pattern to follow! Now I'm making one for me (coat A again!) but I and trying to add flare to the pattern, but don't know how much to add...

    VM was the only brand I found that gave hem measures (around 105"/253 cm) but I wonder if sweet brands are fluffier!

  4. I never got round to finishing that coat. But I really want to now its getting cold! Especially if you say its a good pattern.

    I think for flare it depends on how big your skirts are? The VM measurements sound about right but I do tend towards the classic and gothic!

    Also I think the joy of sewing your own is that you don't have to worry about what the brands are doing. If you want super flare to cover a huge super sweet cupcake skirt - go for it!!

    Hope it turns out great whatever you decide.

  5. Heyy, I know this is reeeally old but do you remember where you got the coat pictures from, and any patterns like the one you mentioned? (The link doesn't work now)I wan't to make a coat sort of like this http://www.fanplusfriend.com/servlet/the-654/Neat-Lolita-Military-Royal/Detail

  6. Hi, looks like both of those are Mary Magdalene. There are lots of coat patterns in the books like this one: http://www.simplicitynewlook.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=8690

    You'll need to add some flare to the bottom section but the general shape should be there.

    Check out my latest post - I've just started a new coat.