The Eloise Set

The Eloise Coat sewing pattern

Meet your first coat project! Make a simple unlined coat or a classic pinafore dress with this staple set. It’s timeless look has a classic style with a button-up fastening.

Update your outerwear collection with The Eloise Set in UK sizes 6-20, a simple unlined design with a button fastening that can be made as a coat or sleeveless pinafore dress.

Along with making jeans, inserting invisible zips and working with slippery fabrics, coat-making is one of those scary sewing techniques that actually isn’t all that scary when you try it! And that’s especially true of this issue’s cover star, The Eloise Set – this simple unlined style is the perfect first coat project, or a speedy sew for an experienced stitcher.

Simply Sewing eloise coat sewing pattern

You’ll master working with coating fabrics, adding buttonholes and buttons, inserting sleeves and attaching facings for a neat finish. Plus, the pattern also includes the option to make an easy-wear sleeveless pinafore dress, too. So, here’s to tackling those not-so-scary sewing techniques, boosting our dressmaking skills – and stitching a beautiful new coat for our everyday wardrobe!

The Eloise Set


UK sizes 6-20, US 4-18 and EUR 34-48

You will need:

  • Main fabric:
    Dress A: 115cm (45in) width x 4m (412yd) for all sizes
    Dress B: 115cm (45in) width x 3.7m (4yd) for all sizes
  • Interfacing: 90cm width x 110cm for all sizes
  • Buttons: 25mm (1in) x 10
  • Large press studs: 10 (optional)
  • Small button: 10-15mm (3858in)
  • Matching thread
  • Basic sewing kit

Fabric suggestions:

Light-medium weight suiting or wool.

The Eloise Coat sewing pattern


If you are using a lightweight suiting or wool fabric for the front and back facing pieces, interface them to add structure. If you are using a medium-weight suiting or wool fabric do not interface the facing pieces as this will add unnecessary bulk.


  • Try coat making with this unlined pattern
  • Insert buttonholes
  • Use interfacing to add structure to your pattern pieces


Simply Sewing issue 49 is available both in-store and online.

Check our stockists’ details here to find your nearest copy, or shop online in our UK online store here. Alternatively, overseas sewists can order a copy here.

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