Sew an oversized Coat - Wardrobe By Me

Sew an oversized Coat

Sew your own ON TREND Oversized Coat

We love summer weather, but colder weather opens up many possibilities to layer things up and mix patterns and fabrics. Looking at the winter trends for AW22, I see classic coats and jackets are all over the place. The AW22 trends have a retro vibe with bright colors, large collars, and single or double-breasted silhouettes in faux fur, wool, and velvet fabrics.

We asked Byrd Wadhams of @yogabyrdsews to create an on trend look, and we are very excited about the result. She has been testing with WBM for a couple of years now, and we love her style and her color choices. Check her out on Instagram.

I was thrilled when I was asked to create an on-trend AW22 coat. I'm feeling this year's oversized vibe and decided to sew up the Women's Cocoon Coat. The Cocoon Coat has an enveloping single-breasted oversized round silhouette with a round shawl collar, raglan sleeves, and welt pockets.

Try a coat

Have you ever sewn a coat?

Constructing a fully lined coat is more challenging than making a shirt or dress. I've sewn bomber jackets and shackets, but this is my first fully-lined winter coat. Assembling the lining and outer shell was straightforward and took little time. I struggled with the welt pockets and attaching the hem to the lining. My sewing mantra is to "trust the process," and I persevered through the challenging parts. Needless to say, I'm thrilled with the result!

Do you want to create your own on-trend coat?

Making your own wardrobe allows you to affordably create or re-create a look. The price tag for a mid to high-end AW22 oversized fit wool coat is running $500 on the low end to over $2000. I dare say you can cut this price tag many times over, and the best part is you get to add your personality into the mix.

Let's talk Fabric Choices…


I am drawn to the bright colors I see everywhere this fall. I wanted a coat in a vibrant color. I see Hot pinks, bright reds, neon greens, and tribal and animal prints on the runway and in the high street shops. I found the perfect fabric for my coat at Minerva fabric shop, debated three fabric choices: wool, faux leather, or suede, and landed on a vibrant red Boiled Wool Viscose for the shell and a red paisley Taffeta for the lining.

Three Ways to Style Your Cocoon Coat

Coat with hoodie

Comfort wear is my natural go-to. Hoodies and layers are in this year, and my favorite look is to pair the Cocoon coat with jeans and a hoodie or a t-shirt. I paired the t-shirt look with animal print high-top sneakers and the hoodie with bright red sneakers. The Cocoon coat would also go great with turtlenecks and chunky sweaters.

Coat and asta

Oversized Coats, Short Dresses, and Booties are another current AW trend. Try the Cocoon Coat over an Asta jersey dress and booties, or style the Cocoon coat with leather leggings or pants.

Cocoon festive

Who doesn't love a festive coat for the holidays? The Cocoon Coat and this lovely red boiled wool fabric  feel perfect. Below I paired the coat with evening attire and contrasting dress colors.

I also recommend the Classic Coat which has a tailored look with lapels, full lining, welt, or patch pockets.

There are so many styling options for the Wardrobe by Me Cocoon Coat, and we would love to see yours. Please share on Instagram or Facebook and tag @wardrobebymepatterns #WBMcocooncoat on your makes.


  • Astyork

    Thank you, Wardrobe By Me, for the helpful tutorial on sewing an oversized coat! Your blog makes it easy to create stylish and cozy outerwear.

  • Kikki Barnes

    Love this coat! The color is beautiful. I may have to add this to my winter wardrobe!

  • Renee Mills

    I absolutely love this coat. The color is my favorite.. the fit is perfect for any size woman. I would purchase this if I saw it on a rack in a retail store. Great job!

  • Waazaji

    Wow, This Coat is amazing. I would buy it for my wife. Great work!! I’m looking for the the next blog post from this designer

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