Staff Made

SQ Beth Poppy Coat Outside Front Full

Beth's Poppy Coat

28—May 2024

Online team member Beth made up our Make by TFS Poppy Coat pattern!

Staff Made — Beth's Poppy Coat
May 28 2024

With winter on our doorstep here in New Zealand, our TFS teams are readying their handmade wardrobes for the cool weather. Beth from our Online Store has made up our popular Make by TFS Poppy Coat in classic camel wool! Read on for details and photos, plus fabric recommendations for this pattern.

Beth Poppy Coat Outside Front Close
Beth Poppy Coat Back Turn
SQ Beth Poppy Coat Details Buttoning
Beth Poppy Coat Front Lining Looking Down
Beth Poppy Coat Details Welt Pocket
Project Notes

Make by TFS — Poppy Coat

Our Poppy Coat is a modern oversized coat pattern with an enveloping silhouette and exaggerated detailing, the perfect balance of practicality and cosy style. This pattern is fully lined with a single front button closure, playful curved collar and notch lapel, long sleeves and generous front welt pockets. Beth made the full length version and used 3.25m of this beautiful wool cashmere blend melton coating, plus 2.5m of our cute Liberty print cotton for lining and a recycled paper button to close. Her only adjustment to the Poppy pattern was to add 6cm to the sleeve length. Poppy is designed for advanced level sewists and we highly recommend making a toile before you cut out your final fabric.

If you'd like to try Poppy out at home, you can download the pattern in PDF form here and view our complete sew along here.

SQ Beth Poppy Coat Front Hands In Pockets
Beth Poppy Coat Outside Fonrt Lining
Beth Poppy Coat Outside Back
Fabric Recommendations

The Poppy Coat is designed for medium-heavy weight woven fabrics such as wool and wool blends, in coating, melton or boucle styles. This pattern would also sew up beautifully in medium weight wovens like denim or gabardine. You'll also need a lining fabric for the coat interior, such as acetate, cupro, silk satin or twill, or rayon lining fabrics. Take care to ensure your lining option is not too lightweight as slippage may occur at the seams, and always pre-wash washable lining fabrics before you cut to avoid shrinkage. When choosing your fabrics, don’t forget to consider what you intend to pair your coat with and how you will clean it when required.

Below are some woollen and lining options from our Online Store!

Left woollen stack — Wool / Cashmere Blend Melton - Sea Holly, Wool Blend Houndstooth Coating – Hen, Double Faced Wool / Poly Coating – Pollen and Wool / Nylon Melton Coating – Postbox

Right lining stack — Plaid Cotton / Silk Voile - Cherry Leaf, Cotton / Silk Voile – Carrot, Track Stripe Cotton Twill – Sunflower and Organic Cotton Shirting – Cosmos

Coatings Fabric Reccs SQ
Linings Fabric Reccs SQ
SQ Beth Poppy Coat Outside Front Close

There's loads of Poppy Coat inspo over on Instagram, check out #tfspoppycoat for makes from the sewing community! We love seeing your projects come to life, share your creative process with us over on Instagram and TikTok.

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