Coat St-Germain – Ottobre

Or a touch of spring in autumn.

I made this coat for the sewing challenge #8 of the French Ottobre addicts.


This pattern is from the Ottobre magazine issue 04/2010.
I’ts a Trench coat in fine cords. The body is lined with cotton, sleeves with viscose.
The coat has a classic collar with lapels, welt pockets, double-breasted button closure and an inverted pleat on the back.

Pattern Sizing:
I used the size 128 for my daughter who is 127cm high and the sizing is perfect.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Absolutely !

Were the instructions easy to follow?
They are not illustrated (except for the pocket part) so I guess it would give absolute beginners trouble. But otherwise they’re ok.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the pockets and the inverted pleat on the back.
But I’m really not fond of the lining not being attached to the coat at the bottom.


Main : “spring” green Baby corduroy
Lining : Printed cotton “calico cat” by Alexander Henry for the body and regular lining for the sleeves.
The buttons were chosen after many hesitations by DD. She picked covered buttons. I used the lining fabric to make them.


Manteau St Germain Ottobre Design

Coat St Germain Ottobre Design



Milleraies vert tendre et doublure alexander henry "Calico Cat"

Spring green baby cord and "Calico Cat" lining



Buttons chosen by DD


Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
None, except adding interfacing under the buttonholes.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I won’t sew it again for my daughter (She is growing ! ). I would recommend it.



I love the classic look that the lapels give, love the pockets and inverted pleat, overall I thought that it was a very nicely designed coat !



Front closed

Turn around for the picture of the lining chérie !

Here it's better this way !

Pocket detail





pocket detail



In a tree oO



Calico Cat lining


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