A classic coat with removable cape for Fall
October 14, 2020
by Sara Dagenais

Hello fellow sewists,

Fall is my favorite season because it is not too hot, not too cold and simply beautiful during foliage. I was looking forward to creating a new coat for this weather, but could not decide between a classic coat or a cape. I then realized I owned the perfect pattern : Simplicity 1016 by Mimi G. It has patch pockets with buttoned flap, optional belt & removable cape with collar & epaulettes. I was so inspired in fact, I decided to replicate the color palette used on the pattern envelope.

For this, I purchased an off-white boiled wool coating paired with and ivory satin lining, both available on the Fabricville website in many different colors.

The instructions were easy to follow and what is great about this pattern is the video tutorial by Mimi G available on YouTube. The project came together nicely with no alterations needed. Because I used boiled wool which is heavier than the recommended fabric, I omitted the interfacing to reduce bulk, and it came out fine without.

I love that this coat can be worn with or without the cape, or you can simply wear the cape on its own!

I really enjoyed working with these fabrics and am very pleased with my coat! It is modeled here by my beautiful sister-in-law Olga.

I hope all you are also inspired to create fantastic projects for Fall!

Happy sewing!