Add some class to your little one's winter wardrobe with the Downton Duffle Coat! The Downton features a classic toggle closure with optional hidden zipper, a 3-piece hood, front pockets, and optional shoulder and elbow patches. The Downton is fully lined with an optional interlining for added warmth.
Pattern comes with a full tutorial and color photos in an easy to print PDF. Pattern pieces are computer generated and color coded for easy cutting.
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You may sell items made with this pattern. You may not resell, copy, or redistribute this pattern in any form.
Posted by melissa on 12th Jan 2016
This coat project was very fun. I learned new things and the finished result is so clean (all seams are enclosed). I saw a similar coat on sale at a brand name store, and it was selling for $70!
I made mine with corduroy on the outside (includes the yoke), and flannel on the inside. Friends love the elbow patches! I made my toggle buttons (the hardest part about making the coat). The 3T coat fit perfectly with a little room to grow. I wish I made the sleeves slightly longer because I do like the look of cuffed sleeves with the flannel peaking out. I hope this will fit next year, though I should have lengthened the coat a bit to allow more room for growth. I would have also made a deeper hem on the bottom of the coat (maybe 1").
As stated before, the toggle buttons can be a bit tricky to sew. Though there are tips in the instructions on what materials to buy and pattern pieces to trace, I would have appreciated a bit more guidance/tips on how sew the toggle pieces in place.
Though the instructions state you can shorten your zipper, I wasn't able to find out any information on how to do that. I ended up doing some google searches to figure out how to shorten my separating zipper, but it would have been nice to have it in the instructions. I also ended up having to hand sew a zipper stop to the end because I couldn't figure out how stop the zipper from coming off otherwise.
This was my first purchase from peek-a-boo, and I am hooked! I've purchased other online patterns before and have been really disappointed that the pattern doesn't line up or instructions aren't clear. This isn't the case! The pattern doesn't use too much paper, easy to put together, and the instructions are very clear. I highly recommend this pattern and I know it has a high "reuse" factor for future coats!
I would rank this as an advance beginner pattern. None of the steps are particularly hard, but it helps having made other patterns before this. Be patient with the top stitching!
Posted by Unknown on 11th Sep 2015
I've made two of these coats for my son, and I've loved both of them. I'm amazed at how easy it is to make such a professional looking coat. The instructions are easy to follow, and there is a lot of room for customization. I've used corduroy and wool, and both have turned out really well.
Posted by Van N. on 23rd Nov 2014
I have had my eye on a coat like this for my son since he was a baby but couldn't justify buying a 60 dollar jacket that he might have worn a handful of times. This was the first daunting pattern I made...or so I thought. It was much easier than I anticipated and the final product looks so good. Another great pattern.
Posted by Pam on 14th Jun 2014
I haven't sewn it yet but the pattern is very readable, easy to follow. Instructions make it look very simple .
Posted by Meg on 5th Jun 2014
Adorable and perfect for customizing. Much easier to construct than it looks.
Posted by Brittany on 22nd May 2014
I think this may be my favorite PAB pattern that I've sewn because it produces such amazingly professional results with ease. The coat I made would easily go For $50+ in a retail store but I made it for a fraction of that price. You won't regret this purchase AT ALL!
Posted by Heather on 22nd May 2014
Another fabulous pattern from PAB! I used fleece for the outer and twill for the liner/minky for the hood liner. Don't be scared by the zipper - the instructions walk you through it and you'll be amazed at what your two hands and a sewing machine can do! A great, easy-to-follow pattern with very professional looking results.
Posted by Virginia on 21st May 2014
This is my favorite coat pattern. Ive made 2 of them for my children. I find they fit true to RTW size. Easily customizable if you wanted to change the look up a little bit. I made one in corduroy *You can see the black coat in the listing* with a shirting flannel for the liner. So many options with this one and I think would be great for an advanced beginner to stretch their skills.