Molly’s Animal-Print Robson Trench Coat

Another Robson Trench Coat to share today! It’s turning into trench coat season and I’m pumped. I’ve been wearing my blue one nearly every day since I took it home and I am loving it! I can’t wait to make another, perhaps in a more subtle colour than bright royal blue.

Molly was a pattern tester for me again, and around the same time period she also sewed her wedding dress. (Check it out here!) Here’s her take on the Robson Coat:

molly's robson coat

(I always hesitate to call anything leopard print in case I get it wrong. So I switch to animal print to cover my bases.)

Molly’s animal print trench – she calls it a cheetah print, see I knew I was wrong – is so classic! You know they say animal print is a neutral in fashion magazines. It looks great with black pants and ballet flat as she’s styled it in these photos. Click here to read her notes and check out more photos!

It’s also underlined! I sometimes think that I don’t give enough time for pattern testing, but every round I am impressed with how quickly everyone finishes. To be able to add special details, like underlining or layering two fabrics together, is a whole new level of skill and challenge!

Want to see more versions of the Robson Coat? (Get the pattern here.)

Thanks, Molly, for being a pattern tester!

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4 Responses to Molly’s Animal-Print Robson Trench Coat

  1. Kelly April 17, 2013 at 8:18 am #

    I love seeing all these versions popping up! The Robson is such a classic pattern and it’s so neat to see everyone’s creativity in realizing it. A trench coat isn’t quite on my list of things to sew just yet, but I’m starting to collect ideas!

  2. Sherri April 17, 2013 at 8:26 am #

    Nicely done!

  3. maddie April 17, 2013 at 9:18 am #

    Molly, you look great. The leopard (or animal print) is super chic.

  4. Julianne April 18, 2013 at 12:53 am #

    What would a trench design be without a leopard (or cheetah) version? I want to see tiger stripes next!