Vogue1479 '90s Old Man's Plaid Coat


'90s are back in fashion. I made this coat at the end of last year. I used Vogue1479.

Lately, the "Old Man" style has been in fashion in Japan during the past several years. I had been thinking about making a '90s styled coat. The Vogue pattern's envelope says pea-coat style, but I think it also looks like a "'90s Old Man's Coat" (This is a good thing). I wanted to make the coat using a mohair wool until I saw the envelope photo for the first time. I was glad that I had this fabric in my stash.
This coat has a lot pockets (Welt, lower patch, side seam and right inside pockets) , but I omitted to make the side seam and inside pockets. However, the jacket has enough pockets (Two big lower patch and welt pockets)! These welt pockets were bigger than I expected, and they are sufficiently big to put my gloves in. In the picture, the model's hands are placed in the side openings of the pockets. However, I omitted to make the side openings because it's a little bit hard for me to reach my hands at the sides. I raised the locations of the patch and welt pockets by 3/4 inches, but I didn't want to change the pocket locations anymore (The welt pockets are hidden by a big collar). If you like doing a quick sewing project, you can omit making the welt pockets.

I changed the design a little bit. I had much fabric, so I could make the sleeve and back belts, and matched the plaids. I cut these pockets and belts (Sleeve and back) before attaching the lining, because I wanted to match the plaids perfectly. I am proud that the pockets and belts were able to match the plaids! I usually leave some fabric after making clothes but I used most of the fabric this time.

I love the '90s-looking coat! I would make it again. It's sometimes hard to layer a fitted coat over a chunky or over-sized top, but this coat is good for wearing over such thick clothes. It's loosely fitted and comfortable to wear.

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Fabric: 60" 3yd
Total time spent: 14hours


34 comments

  1. Wow! This looks fabulous. You did an amazing job making this. It looks so comfortable and stylish.

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    1. Thank you, Shirley! This coat is pretty warm and comfortable. I LOVE it:)))

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  2. Another great coat Eli! I am about to make a coat with a large checked mohair and worry about matching the checks. You have encouraged me to go ahead !

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! I would love to see yours. You should try it:)
      I thought cutting the fabric is trickier than sewing(^_^;)

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  3. Oh you did such a wonderful job on your coat. Matching plaids takes real commitment especially dealing with all those pockets. Bravo for you!

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  4. Oh you did such a wonderful job on your coat. Matching plaids takes real commitment especially dealing with all those pockets. Bravo for you!

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    1. Thank you fpr your kind words, Faye! I am glad that hear from you. Happy new sewing year!

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  5. oh I love plaid coats, this is fantastic and perfect for wearing over sweaters. Love it.

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    1. Thank you so much Beth , and Happy new sewing year! I love the sweater too:)

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  6. Your coat is beautiful. I love it. It looks so comfortable and cozy. I have this pattern too but I didn't realize it had so many pockets! You did a great job matching the plaid and I like the belts that you added as well. Great job as always!

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    1. Thanks a lot for the sweet comments, Tomasa:) Happy New Year with lots of sewing. I was a bit suprised to find that it has a looooot of pockets! I would love to see your version.

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  7. Your coat is fantastic! You did a perfect job matching the plaids! :)

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    1. Thank you Alli, and Happy new year! These job was tricky a little, but it was worth it:)))

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  8. So lovely. I really love it.

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    1. Thank you so much, stacy!

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  9. You did a great job. Gorgeous coat :)

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    1. Thank you, Hana! I am very pleased:)

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  10. 14 hours??? Holy moly you are fast! :) Love this coat,and it really does remind me of the 90s and old man style - in a good way. Love your shoes, too. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for following my blog, Ebi! I was glad that I found your blog and Instagram. I love your black pencil skirt too:)))

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  11. Now that's a really beautiful coat! Just perfect.

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment, kalimak! I am very pleased:)))

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  12. What a beautiful jacket! I admire you for all the time and effort you must have put towards making it. It was really worth it!

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment! I really love this coat, and I will wear it A LOT:)))

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  13. This looks fantastic! Coats look fun to make but wool fabric is so expensive and I would probably ruin it. As always this was a great detailed review. I love seeing the things you see!

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    1. Sew not see 😊

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    2. Thank you for commenting, Jan14! Your comments are encouraging me. This wool fabric wasn't so expensive, it costs $10 per meter:)

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  14. Model and fabric selection is great!
    I congratulate you, dear.

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    1. Thank you aysel! I really love this fabric (but it's so cheap) too:)

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  15. ohhhhh gorgeous ... gorgeous and cool ... I want your coat for myself! you dis a wonderful job with it and perfect styling too

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment, Sasha! I really love this pattern and recommend it:)

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  16. Wuavvvv j'aimerai bien ca!!! Un excellent manteau...

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    1. Thank you so much, mevlüde!

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    1. Thank you very much Dalwi😺🌟

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