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Kathleen Casual Coat Workshop ✄✄

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A six hour workshop making a flowing casual coat.  Fabulous over slacks, dresses, jeans, swimsuits - ridiculously versatile!  

Through fabric choice your coat can be casual-chic or fabulously glamorous. 

The Kathleen Casual Coat can be made in three different lengths (calf, hip or waist), it features gathers, cuffs, French seams, neck band and a narrow hem (cuffs and neck band can be made from contrasting fabric).  For an easier level; select woven fabric like rayon or cheese cloth, advanced students can select fine silks and super slippery fabrics for a challenge.

This is a one size fits all pattern.

Workshop skill levels explained – click here.

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What you will learn
  • Pattern placement, transferring markings and cutting technique
  • French seams
  • How to gather & sew a narrow hem
What you will get
  • A casual flowing coat
  • A copy of the pattern
  • Instructions for making the coat
Parking Info
  • Level 1, 329 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. Look for the red door.
  • Most Brunswick St parking is ticketed & max' 2hrs. However, longer time parking is available in the paid Coles Car Park.
  • Public Transport is the ideal way to get here - jump on the 11 tram & get off at Johnston St.

What to bring
  • Waist length - >140cm - 1.7m. <140cm 2.8m. Contrast fabric - .5m. Plus matching sewing machine thread.
  • Hip length - >140cm - 2.2m. <140cm 3.3m. Contrast fabric - .5m. Plus matching sewing machine thread.
  • Calf length - >140cm - 2.5m. <140cm 3.6m. Contrast fabric - .5m. Plus matching sewing machine thread.
What to wear


Appropriate for

✄ Perfect for students who have made some simple garments like an A Line skirt or PJ pants

Suggested Fabrics

Woven fabrics with drape. Easier fabric: Cotton voile, lawn, rayon. Challenging: chiffon, gauze, silk, satin. Contrast for cuffs & neck band


Thread Den

Vendor since 2013

Learn to sew and make your own clothes.

Located on Melbourne's vibrant Brunswick Street, in Fitzroy. At Thread Den you can start at the very beginning, take your skills to the next level, and find your own unique style.

At Thread Den it's just like a friend (a super nice clever one) teaching you and a few friends to sew. There is no need to clear off a space and find somewhere to work at home. When you come in; take advantage of having all the equipment on hand, lovely big cutting tables, smooth running Janomes with plenty of feet accessories, inspiring resources, and friendly people to chat to. Everything is right here. 

Students simply need to bring along their fabric, matching thread and notions like buttons, zips, etc.  Your teachers have years of experience, their own labels and businesses, and the desire to share their skills and craftsmanship with you.

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Cancellation & Refund Policy


  1. Cancellation requests received the day before, the day of, or any time after a course start are not be eligible for a refund, are not eligible for transfer, and are not eligible for credit towards another course.
  2. All cancellations are subject to a 25% cancellation fee.
  3. Refunds will be processed back to the original payment method less the 25% fee.
  4. Refunds are processed as soon as notification of cancellation is received, allow approximately 3 days for your banking institution to show the refund to your account. 

Request for Transfer:

  1. Bookings (without date changes) are fully transferrable to another person without incurring any penalty.
  2. Participants may request a transfer to their booking without penalty up until fourteen (14) days prior to the course or workshop start date.
  3. Participants transferring their booking within fourteen (14) days prior to the course or workshop start date incur a $10 administration fee.
  4. Requests to transfer received the day before, the day of, or any time after a course start will not be eligible for a refund, are not eligible for transfer, and are not eligible for credit towards another course.

Notice periods above are based on your original booking date, if a transfer has been made, the notice periods do not reset.

Effective 1 November 2019

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06 October 2018 • Kathleen Casual Coat Workshop ✄✄

Loved the Kathleen Kimono workshop. I chose the course because I wanted to learn about French seams and gathers. But I chose a really drapey rayon and cut it at waist length and actually love the jacket. It's a cute pattern and dips down at the back perfectly. Thanks Hayley and TD team!


26 June 2017 • Kathleen Casual Coat Workshop ✄✄

This class was lots of fun. I loved learning how to do pleats and French seams. I found the rolled hems quite hard to do, but once I got into the grove of it, I got it done. I love this jacket design and have already made 2 more.


25 January 2017 • Kathleen Casual Coat Workshop ✄✄

I picked up some good tips on pinning techniques, fabric placement (and extending the grainline on the pattern to make it easier) and plenty more. Jen was able to offer something for each of our skill levels in the class. I really enjoyed it!

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