It’s not everyday you make a coat in the middle on a heatwave, but I did.

I made Spearmint from Lolita patterns and I’ve used a spearmint/green using a remnant embroidered fabric from Pitt Trading.


  • This pattern was in test mode so after some careful measurements, I made the 12. Coats are worn over clothes so to make the 6 would have resulted in a fitted coat to wear over a light layer of clothes. I intend to wear Spearmint at special functions that requires some glamour/drama, so who knows what sort of layers I’ll wear under this coat.
  • Made the pocket opening 5cm less from the bottom opening.
  • Roll shoulder adjustment on the front, back and sleeve.

  • Sway back adjustment on the back waist and I lowered the back hem at the centre back.

  • Took 12cm off the hem
  • Shortened the sleeves by 6cm.

  • Used the main pattern pieces for the lining because of the deadline
  • Added a coat hook at the base of the collar (see below).

The groovy lining is from Tessuti’s ‘mystery fabrics’ section at Surry Hills. That’s what I call it. I made the same adjustments to the fashion fabric pieces and the lining pieces.

This ruffle collar is so fun to wear. I think I’m really loving big collars now.

Spearmint is $22, or in a limited three pack set for the holidays, meaning all three patterns (Sugar Plum, Gunmetal, and Spearmint) for $52. Psst: Spearmint is selling pre-sale at 15% discount this week only.

Amity is selling hair canvas, the 1 ¼ yard needed for the pattern for $11 (at $8.80 /yard ) if you can’t get it locally. 

Here’s a link to the Spearmint bloghop launch.

I’ll update this list as more Spearmints are featured.

And there’ll be a sewalong in February so you’ll always have an online reference when you’re ready to tackle your own Spearmint coat.

I’m looking forward to wearing Spearmint next year for special occasions.