Elsa & Elliot is a fully lined coat in two variants: A) a straight coat, and B) a coat with a pleated peplum. Choose your fabrics based on the season. The coat’s shell (main fabric) can be sewn in for example wool, fleece, softshell or rainwear fabric and be lined with light-weight shiny fabrics such as satin. Or heavier, warm fabrics such as teddy or fleece.
You can choose to sew the coat without a collar, or with a hood, removable hood,Peter Pan collar, classic flat collar or just a neckline cuff. Variant A can be sewn with patch pockets, with or without a flap.
Elsa & Elliot is a wonderful coat for both boys and girls, and a great pattern for sewing different kinds of coats for different seasons. We recommend you to not combine two heavy fabrics (shell + lining), but keep either the shell or lining a bit lighter.
This PDF-pattern includes three pattern formats:
A4/letter sizefor home printing, 48 pages. Layered.
The Sewing instructions are also included as a PDF-file, 30 pages.
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- Shell: Wool fabric is easy to sew and keeps warmth. Fleece is also warm although not made from natural fibers like wool. Other alternatives for the shell are softshell, rainwear fabric, tweed and bouclé.
- Lining: If you choose a lightweight, shiny fabric like satin it will be easy to put the coat on and off. It’s common to use such fabrics for lining, especially for the sleeves. You can also choose jersey linings, polyester or cotton poplin. For a more sporty coat you can line with mesh fabric. Warmer linings such as fleece, teddy or quilted fabrics are also great - but then you should use a lighter fabric for the shell. If you’re unsure about what fabric to use for the lining, many fabric stores have a specific category for linings that you can check out.
This is an estimate for fabrics that haven’t been prewashed/preshrunk, with 150 cm (60”) width. If your fabric will shrink in the wash, add extra. (We recommend to wash the fabric before sewing). If you have patterned fabric and want to pattern match you also need to add extra. If you’re buying new fabrics for your project, we recommend that you add 20-30 cm (8-12”) just in case.
The facings, pockets and one collar are included in the fabric estimation for the shell fabric.
Fusible interfacing: No stretch, to stabilise the buttonholes. If you’re sewing the collar or the patch pockets with a flap you will also need interfacing to stabilise them.
Buttons. Approximately 4-8 buttons. Size 20-30 mm (3/4” - 1 1/4”).
Snap buttons. Approximately 5 pairs, and tools to attach them. Only needed for removable hood.
Useful tools: Fabric scissors or rotary cutter and cutting mat, pins or clips, textile glue.
Sewing machine with a needle appropriate for your fabric.
Choose size based on the child’s measurements. The coat is designed to be sewn with one of the fabrics (shell or lining) being a heavier fabric, and the other a lighter fabric. If you’re sewing the coat in fabrics with stretch you can size down 1 size on width.
The measurements for the finished coat (width and length) are the same for both variants.
Get creative with our pattern hacks (modifications) for Elsa & Elliot!
With the included Sewing Instructions you receive help from start to finish. It’s a solid and detailed description of each step in the making of this garment. It includes clear pictures, explanatory text and tips that will give the garment a professional look.
If you are new to some of the sewing techniques this is an excellent opportunity for you to develop your sewing skills. Consider our patterns your sewing school.
The tutorial also includes a size chart and a fabric requirements chart. Measurements are provided in both the metric and imperial system.