Sewing

Winning Winter Look: Wear the Sophia Swing Coat Day or Night

November 27, 2019

Make it with our Indygo Junction sewing pattern and Dritz sew-on toggles.

Wow. This is a fantastic look – and so very versatile. Whether you wear it paired with jeans to run errands, or over a party dress, it’s got style written all over it. The sewing pattern is our Indygo Junction Sophia swing coat; it’s finished with Dritz sew-on toggle closures.

Indygo Junction Sophia Swing Coat Sewing Pattern with Dritz Toggle Closures


Indygo Junction Sophia Swing Coat Sewing Pattern with Dritz Toggle Closures

Yes, you can easily make this coat.

Elegant and timeless. It comes together quickly because it doesn’t have a liner. Our fashion blogger, Laura, chose it for this month’s sewing project because of its classic and vintage-inspired look. Bottom line: you need one.

Sewing Supplies to Make Indygo Junction Sophia Swing Coat Sewing Pattern with Dritz Sew-On Toggle Closures

Gather your supplies.

The key ingredients to make this coat are the Dritz sew-on toggles, the Indygo Junction swing coat pattern and 3 yards of fabric. Laura chose camel wool for her take on this coat, which we think is A++.

Sewing Supplies to Make Indygo Junction Sophia Swing Coat Sewing Pattern

Put together fabric and pattern pieces.

Jump over to Trash To Couture to see the full instructions.

Sewing machine sewing edge of camel coat

Sew it.

Follow the sewing pattern instructions to construct the coat.

Indygo Junction Sophia Swing Coat Sewing Pattern with Dritz Toggle Closures

Pin toggles in place.

You’ve got some flexibility regarding where you place the toggles – so play with them, and then pin them in place when you’ve decided exactly where you’d like them to go.

Indygo Junction Sophia Swing Coat Sewing Pattern with Dritz Toggle Closures

Sew the toggles on.

You can sew the toggles on by hand or using your sewing machine. Laura prefers the sewing machine and recommends either jeans or button thread, which is thicker than all-purpose thread and adds nice contrast to the coat.

Indygo Junction Sophia Swing Coat Sewing Pattern with Dritz Toggle Closures

Love the look.

You will reach for this coat again and again this season. Its versatility makes it a real gem! Check out our other Indygo Junction blog projects as well as the full selection of sewing patterns.

If you like the Dritz sew-on toggles, be sure to check out this post to see how easy they are to use. They’re a great closure option for many of this season’s fashions like ponchos and kilt skirts. There are many specialty closures in the Dritz line – each lending a professional finish to your garment sewing.

Happy sewing!