Always striving to help you expand your own hand-made, sustainable wardrobe, The School of Making has released its much-anticipated coat pattern, the Ezra Coat, as the fourth (and final) installment of the 2018 Build a Wardrobe.
The Ezra Coat dates back to 2012 when we first created the pattern inspired by the photographs of Jim and Nancy Massengill. This classic coat pattern is tapered at the waist with a fuller skirt that beautifully highlights embroidery techniques from The School of Making. It’s deep pockets and versatile lengths, from Jacket to Long Coat version, make this an important wardrobe staple.
Spend the Fall making this new (and sure to be favorite) cold-weather style that is flattering to a variety of body types and lends itself well as both a basic, everyday coat or an elaborately appliquéd and embellished special-occasion piece.
The Ezra Coat offers long sleeves, flattering princess seams, a full flare from the hip, and flap pockets. The nested pattern comes with sizes XS – XXL, four length variations, and two sleeve options.
Completely customizable to your needs and climate, the Ezra Coat can be a transitional piece made from a single layer of our medium-weight jersey or cold-water-ready with two layers of medium-weight jersey (use our Printed Cotton Jersey for a fun and unexpected inside layer on a basic coat).
Pair this pattern with The School of Making Book Series for appliqué, stenciling, and beading inspiration and instruction.
The Ezra Coat is offered in both physical and digital formats here.
Share your progress on the Ezra Coat and all of your projects with the entire School of Making community using the hashtags #buildawardrobe2018 and #theschoolofmaking on Instagram.
Oh! I am so excited to make this coat! Thank you for all the fabulous patterns.
You are welcome, Vickie. Thank you for your support!
Got the pattern and instructions, had it printed – good to go. So excited!!!!
So glad to hear about your excitement, Lorraine. Happy sewing!
I am just making my first Ezra-a blazer- and have a question about cutting my pieces. The center front pattern piece says cut four – that makes sense for center fronts and facings. my question comes when cutting the backing layer — Do you contemplate a two layer facing, so eight center front pieces cut in all? Whether a one layer or two layer facing, the seam between the center fronts and side fronts has a lot of layers for felling. Do you have any tricks for how to accomplish that? Needle type, etc?