We have news for you, sewists! Sew Different are thrilled to be the exclusive supplier of this brand new pattern for the Sculptural Bucket Coat. I have been working with the fabulous sewing Youtube channel, Stitchless TV over the last few months, to bring you the pattern for this gorgeous statement coat. It is the very first of a series of “patterns with a difference” that we will be launching together.
If you don’t already know her, let me introduce you to the designer, Tree. Her Youtube channel, Stitchless TV, is packed full of tutorials for people that want to make clothes but don’t have the time or the skills to do complicated dressmaking.
She creates ‘one-off’ pieces using some amazingly simple tricks picked up in her 30 years’ of experience in the sewing industry. Her quirky style is reflected in every piece and is a great source of inspiration for anyone who wants to create something a little out of the ordinary.
The pattern for the Sculptural Bucket Coat comes in Small, Medium, Large and Xtra Large. It is available on paper or to download from the Sew Different website shop. Unlike traditional patterns, rather than coming with written instructions, there is a detailed video tutorial to accompany it. You can see the FREE tutorial HERE and you will also find a lot of instructions on the pattern itself.
This stylish coat can be made in so many different fabrics. Shown here on the left, is made in a beautiful oversize tartan mohair with its bias binding trims in metallic gold. The fabric is a Delpozo end of line from Classic Textiles in Goldhawk Road, London.
This cool camouflage version is a perforated outdoor fabric with sublimation camo print. It comes with a colour-pop on the contrasting trims and with pink suede elbow patches with lace trim.
This denim coat puts the selvedge of the fabric to good use and you can find out how to make these striking inserts on the Stitchless TV chanel. The fabric itself is a designer waterproof bonded cotton.
What I love about this design is the difference your choice of fabric can make to the finished shape. If you use a softer fabric you will get a scooping drape at the sides, whereas with a stiffer or heavier fabric you will get a more sculptural look and the sides will stick out more. The choice is yours!
My version here is made from a decadent red mohair from Fabworks. There is a lot of binding to be done on this coat so if you have a bias binding foot on your machine it will certainly be put to good use. I bought mine online and I have to admit it was a cheap Chinese copy rather than a branded foot. But it works a treat and is a big time saver on this coat.
However, you don’t have to use a bias binding foot. The Hong Kong seams can either be done manually or, alternatively, you can overlock or just zigzag the edges instead.