Luzerne Trench Sew Along, Week 1: Inspiration Behind the Design

Welcome to our first sew along of 2018, friends! We’re starting off with a bang, with the amazing Luzerne Trench by Deer & Doe. If you’re not sure you need a trench in your life, let us convince you otherwise. Last week we shared some trench-spiration and this year, we’ve got more from the Deer & Doe team on the inspiration behind this particular design. And join us next week for more on fabric recommendations. Screen Shot 2018 02 02 at 9.34.53 AM Luzerne Trench Sew Along, Week 1: Inspiration Behind the Design

INSPIRATION
When we decided to stop selling our Pavot jacket, we promised we would add a new spring jacket to take its place in our pattern catalogue. However, copy-pasting was out of question! We took some elements of Pavot’s delicate style and imagined a feminine and urban trench coat, with lots of details and a timeless silhouette.

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Luzerne has many classic details which make it an involved and rewarding sewing project, including a large collar with a collar stand, and bound buttonholes for a couture finish. The back yoke alludes to traditional storm flaps in a more streamlined way. Finally, buttoned sleeve tabs dress up the wrists of the two-piece sleeves.

Luzerne is unlined. This is a stance we took based on several factors: the season it’s designed for, the complexity level we wanted for this pattern, as well as our constraints for printing the paper version. The ease is thus drafted for a jacket with no lining. All visible seam allowances are bounded with bias tape, which also plays a role in shaping the shoulders and sleeve heads!

For the best results, we recommend using a fabric with some drape but still a nice body: avoid drapey wools and thin fabrics, and choose instead a light- to mid-weight twill or gabardine. You might even use a coated fabric or waterproof your finished project so you can wear your Luzerne trench coat in the rain!

 Luzerne Trench Sew Along, Week 1: Inspiration Behind the Design
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15 Responses to Luzerne Trench Sew Along, Week 1: Inspiration Behind the Design

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  2. Last year I bought a trench coat pattern, the largest size was about six sizes too small for my family member that wanted it. What is the size range of your pattern?

  3. Dale henry says:

    Any discount on the pattern..please…
    I would like to by it in a PDF

  4. Dale henry says:

    Any discount on the pattern..please…

  5. Mary Gould-DeMong says:

    I so need a trench coat and pattern in my life, the last coat I made was a fake fur in lets say 1990!ROFL, still have the beauty and still wear it, yummy velvet pockets…….don’t judge me…..

  6. aklu says:

    Exciting times, I just decided to make this coat, and this sew along come across… this will be a great help :)

  7. Minna says:

    I love trench-coats! I’ve always bought them though, so maybe I should try sewing one myself for once. This patterns looks really nice.

    • Amanda Carestio says:

      I don’t have a trench coat (yet) but this pattern is seriously tempting me! The samples were amazing!