Our sewing gift for Valentine's Day: the Tigris trench coat hack

Iconic, glamorous, classic, figure of style and timeless... What's more iconic than a beautiful trench coat? And what could be more disturbing than slipping a devilishly feminine outfit underneath, to be revealed when the time comes?!

To celebrate Valentine's Day, we are offering you the pattern pieces in PDF format to transform your Tigris coat into a magnificent trench coat. 

What is the new Tigris like?

The trench coat is a garment that has “signature” elements: a storm shield in the back, a pretty turn-down collar, shoulder tabs and a belt. The Tigris coat, with its long line, its straight cut, its large, slightly low patch pockets, its shoulders embellished with tabs, its back vent and its particular fit it is well suited for this transformation.

To complete the hack, the free pattern extension includes the storm shield piece, the new collar and the belt with 2 loops. The storm shield is lined, the collar constructed with a collar stand and drop, and the belt is positioned in the hollow of the waist. I really like wearing my trench coat open, with the belt tied in the back, it gives a little nonchalant je ne sais quoi...

 A night-shade trench coat

To go with this new hack, I chose a fabric from the “Fauve Winter” capsuleour sublime Italian 100% wool navy and black tartan. Very elegant, sufficiently flexible, it gives the Tigris trench coat the perfect look. To add a precious touch, I chose the gold jewellery like buttonsand I placed the Coeur Flamboyant pin from Christelle Dit Christensen on the lapel of the beautiful collar.

Sew the new Tigris coat

The PDF supplement that we offer you will accompany your Tigris sewing pattern, it is essential to have the coat pattern to sew this new version. And as with each new free sewing hack, a dedicated video awaits you on our site to detail the specific sewing steps for the trench version. We show you the preparation of the new pattern pieces and what will change in the assembly compared to the original pattern. The complete range of the Tigris trench assembly can be found in the full video tutorial for the Tigris coat.

And you, what are you going to hiding under your Tigris trench?

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