The Willa Wrap Coat - New Pattern Release!

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Snuggle in and let Willa take you from chilly morning walks to glamorous evenings, all with a single fasten of a button...

The Willa Wrap Coat has been loooong time in the making and I'm beyond thrilled to finally be able to release it into the world today, in both Original and Curve sizing!

I started designing Willa during the winter I was pregnant with Rowan (mid-2018, YIKES!). I wasn't feeling well, it was cold and I just wanted to rug up in a blanket every time I had to head out the door.

The only thing was, I didn't want it to look like I was wearing a blanket, you know? I wanted a stylish blanket, one that kept me snuggly warm while still looking somewhat like I made a little effort (even though I didn't).

I like to think of Willa as a perfectly tailored blanket...

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Pattern Details

Leave Willa tied or buttoned at the waist for the full dramatic effect of the wide collar design, perfect for an evening out, or button it at the top for a cosy funnel-neck styled collar to keep the cold at bay (a bit like an in-built scarf!).

Semi-fitted through the back and shoulders for a sleek silhouette when viewed from behind, Willa is deceptively easy to fit around the front due to the easy wrap-style, darted front princess seam and multiple bust cups (Willa comes with A to F cup sizes!).

Willa also sports patch pockets to carry all of your essentials and belt loops to keep your belt where is should be, perfectly cinched at the waist.

With enough ease to make light layering underneath easy and stress free, Willa is fully lined and is designed to fully cover and sit just below your bum (gotta keep that warm, huh?!).

All buttons/closures are optional - Willa looks equally lovely left completely open at the front.

Willa is all about style mixed with absolute comfort and warmth, with just a sprinkling of drama. It's a blanket in disguise, with just the right amount of tailoring to look effortlessly put together.

Keep the cold at bay with Willa, the dramatic yet modern coat of your dreams.

Skill Level

Willa is designed for advanced seamstresses or intermediate seamstresses looking to up skill.

But why not sew along...?

If you're feeling the urge to sew your first coat but are a little nervous, a full Sew Along - starting in January - will hold your hand through all of the steps of the process, if you're up for the challenge!


The Willa Wrap Coat includes both the Original and Curve sizes, ranging from 6 to 34 with cups A to F. You can read about the new sizing here.

If you're worried about fitting a coat and choosing a size, I've also included a whole bunch of additional Finished Garment Measurements - from armscye and bicep circumference to shoulder width and more!

Simply compare these measurements to a coat you already like the fit of (or one you know you'd like to alter) and you'll be surprised at how much of the hard stuff is already done.

Multiple Bust Cups: A to F

Due to the relaxed nature of the wrap style, two cup sizes are integrated per front bodice - A+B and C+D Original Pattern, and C+D and E+F Curve Pattern. This gives a total of 4 front coat pattern pieces to choose from (rather than 8 separated cups).

If you fall into the smaller cup size, you may find there is a touch more fullness at the bust, but this should not effect the overall relaxed fit and feel of the coat.

Fabric Options

The Willa Wrap Coat is suitable for mid-weight woven fabrics with body and some drape.

Melton, boucle, herringbone and tweed, suitings, corduroy and light quilted fabrics would make a lovely coat.

Lining should be light-weight - cotton voile or lawn, rayon, polyester or silk linings work best to keep bulky seams to a minimum.

Meet the Models

In the Meet the Models section, you can find model information like their measurements, the size and block (Original or Curve) they are wearing as well as any pattern adjustments made to suit their individual bodies.

A huge thank you to Kyla (who also happens to be my neighbour - very handy for late-night fittings!) for modelling the new Curve 20C+D bodice.

You can find out all about us (and any particular quirks) on the listing page here.

Digital Release Only

You will receive both pattern size ranges delivered instantly to your inbox!

From there, you can choose my easy-to-assemble print-at-home file or you can send theA0 file to a print shop and have them print it for you.

The Layers Function is included in all pattern files, so you can turn on and off any number/combinations of sizes your heat desires.

There will be no paper patterns available for Willa at this stage.

Purchase Willa

You can purchase your copy of the Willa Wrap Coat here!

Make sure you tag me on Instagram or use the hashtags #JLHWillaWrapCoat or #JLHCurve so I can see and share your makes!



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