Meet our new pattern and one that we’re really, REALLY excited to share with you – the Richmond Coat! Since releasing our Oslo Coat four years ago, we’ve been looking to create an alternative and equally timeless coat pattern, and here it finally is!

The Richmond Coat is a modern style with classic elements that include welt pocket and notched lapels. Full length, fully lined and single breasted, the fit is oversized and straight with drop shoulders. Which basically is just a formal way of saying it’s fabulously comfortable.

Designed for optimal layering, the coat is fantastically roomy across the back and this gives some really excellent blanket-over-the-shoulder cosy feels.

Wearing a thick knit under a narrow sleeved coat can be both annoying and uncomfortable and this is most definitely not a problem you’ll have with the Richmond Coat. It features dropped shoulders and wide tapered sleeves making it THE perfect coat  to accomodate the chunkiest knit on the coldest of days. Picture proof here with the following awkward, arms-out photos. But seriously, these sleeves are one of our favourite features of this coat.

Over the last month and a half, in our southern hemisphere winter, we’ve been road-testing our sample coats hard and they have absolutely delivered in the cosy and toasty stakes. Gabby’s (above) is made up in our wool/alpaca Carice Check – also available in Misha Check – and Colette’s (below) is made up in Coco Checkout – also available in Grigio Checkout.

While The Richmond Coat is a nod to current oversized trends, we’ve also put much time and thought into designing this pattern to be a timeless piece as well. Coat sewing is definitely a labour of love so with this piece, you’ll not only be making a beautiful garment – you’ll also be making something to cherish and wear for seasons and years to come.

Richmond Coat made up in Coco Checkout with Earth rayon lining.

Suitable fabrics for the Richmond Coat include wool coating, wool blend coating, double wool crepe and wool boucle. You can view our current coating range here. The pattern provides great options to go subtle or bold with your lining choice as well.

The Richmond Coat features a two button closure. We prefer to have our keyhole buttonholes professionally done in Sydney at Mick’s Quick Buttonhole service in Alexandria. Melbourne customers can visit Luxe Fashion Studio in Carnegie. If you have any great recommendations for professional buttonhole services in your local area, feel free to leave details in the comments section.

The pattern comprises four sheets and is officially the biggest pattern we’ve ever produced – phew! Due to the coat’s length, sheets 1-3 are larger than a standard sheet size and measure 840mm x 1400mm. So if purchasing the PDF, be sure that your local printer can accommodate this size.

The Richmond Coat comes in five size ranges (0-4) and is now available in both hardcopy and PDF copy shop/print-at-home versions.