digital school days jacket + coat sewing pattern
Heading off to school through inclement weather? This unisex, hooded jacket and coat pattern handles the elements as either a raincoat or a winter jacket. Pattern features patch pockets and choice of duffle closure details. Optional removable quilted lining can be made with or without sleeves for additional warmth.
This style is provided as a digital pattern. It may be printed on both home printers (using either 8 1/2" x 11" or A4 paper) and at service bureaus that handle 36" wide sheets. When you complete your order, you will be provided with a unique code to instantly download the pattern. See our digital product policy for full details.
Girl's or boy's jacket or coat. Hooded jacket or coat includes full lining, patch pockets, snap or Velcro© closure, and two choices of duffle closure details. Optional removable quilted lining can be made with or without sleeves for additional warmth, and features buttons and elastic loops for attaching the lining to the jacket, as well as bias binding at the edges.
Each of our patterns calls on a unique set of sewing skills. Haven't ever done one of these things before? Don't worry. We'll walk you through it, step by step.
After successfully sewing this pattern, you will have developed the following skills: lining, patch pockets, and set-in sleeves.
Wool coating (including melton or boiled wool), oilcloth or laminated (raincoat) fabrics, denim and canvas.
Lining: light- to medium-weight fabrics like quilting cottons, broadcloth, or acetate or rayon lining qualities.
Quilted Lining: Cotton fabric with batting, cotton fabric with micro-fleece, or ready-made quilted fabrics.
Jacket: Thread, 2 large snaps or Velcro© patches for front closure.
View A: 3 toggle buttons with 1 yard of leather or fabric cording (handmade or purchased).
View B: Three 3/4" buttons.
Optional Insulated Vest: Thread, 1 1/2 - 4 yards of 1/2"-5/8" double-folded bias tape (purchased or handmade), nine 3/8"- 1/2" buttons, 18" of 1/4"-wide elastic or elastic cording.
SIZE 6-12 M 12-18 M 18-24 M 2T 3T Jacket (44" fabric) 1 1/2 yards 1 5/8 yards 1 5/8 yards 1 3/4 yards 2 yards Jacket (58" fabric) 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards Lining (44" fabric) 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards Insulated Lining (44" fabric) 3/4 yard 7/8 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard
SIZE 4 5 6 7 8 Jacket (44" fabric) 2 yards 2 1/8 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/3 yards 2 1/2 yards Jacket (58" fabric) 1 1/2 yards 1 5/8 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 7/8 yards Lining (44" fabric) 1 5/8 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 7/8 yards 1 7/8 yards Insulated Lining (44" fabric) 1 1/8 yards 1 1/8 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 3/8 yards 1 1/2 yards
SIZE 6-12 M 12-18 M 18-24 M 2T 3T Chest 26" 27" 28" 29" 30" Length* 13 1/4" 14 1/2" 15 1/2" 16 3/4" 18" Sleeve** 15 1/4" 16 1/4" 17 1/4" 18 1/4" 19 1/4"
SIZE 4 5 6 7 8 Chest 31" 32" 33" 34 1/2" 36" Length* 19 1/2" 21" 22 3/4" 24 1/4" 26" Sleeve** 20 1/4" 21 1/4" 22 1/4" 23 1/4" 24 1/4"
* From high point of shoulder
** From center back
English System Size Chest
6-12M 19 19 ½ 19 ½ 27-29 17-22 12-18M 19 ¾ 20 ½ 20 ½ 29-31 22-27 18-24M 20 ½ 21 21 31-33 27-30 2T 21 21 22 33-36 30-33 3T 21 ½ 21 23 36-39 33-36 4 22 ½ 21 ½ 24 39-42 36-39 5 23 ½ 22 25 ½ 42-45 39-44 6 24 ½ 22 ½ 26 ½ 45-49 45-55 7 25 ½ 23 27 ½ 49-52 56-64 8 26 ½ 23 ½ 28 ½ 52-54 65-72 Metric System Size Chest
6-12M 48 50 50 69-74 8-10 12-18M 50 52 51 74-79 10-12 18-24M 52 53 56 79-84 12-14 2T 53 53 56 84-91 14-15 3T 55 53 58 91-99 15-16 4 57 55 61 99-107 16-18 5 60 56 65 107-114 18-20 6 62 57 67 114-124 20-25 7 65 58 70 124-132 25-29 8 67 60 72 132-137 29-33
Average rating: (4.8 of 5) based on 19 reviewsGreat patternReviewed by Jo (Verified Buyer) on 10/30/2016This is a fantastic pattern - probably the best I've seen. It is so easy to follow and the end result is gorgeous on my 2 year old.Was this helpful?School Day CoatReviewed by Gramma sews a lot! (Verified Buyer) on 10/23/2016I have made a size 2,3, and 5. Total of 4 coats. The pattern is soooo simple. I made a toggle closure, button with tabs and buttons with no tabs. Love this pattern!Was this helpful?School Days JacketReviewed by Rita Haas (Verified Buyer) on 08/24/2016I recently purchased the School Days Jacket for a second time in the larger sizes because I was so impressed with the jacket made up in the smaller sizes. I have made this jacket twice before and am looking forward to making it in the larger sizes for my older boy over the next few years.Was this helpful?School Days Jacket - a success!!Reviewed by Stacey S (Verified Buyer) on 08/24/2016This was my first ever coat and this pattern made it very easy to complete with my little ones approval! I opted to use magnetic closure as my 3 year old has trouble with buttons & toggles. Thank you for the great pattern and the sew along helped break down each task to manageable pieces.Was this helpful?I simply adore this pattern!Reviewed by Dorina (Verified Buyer) on 11/24/2015I purchased this pattern at a local fabric store along with some laminated cotton. It was my first time sewing with that type of fabric and also my first time sewing with one of your patterns. I was more than a little nervous, but was pleasantly surprised at the clarity and ease of understanding and following the instructions. The jacket turned out beautifully and my daughter loves it! Thank You.1 of 1 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?Sweet patternReviewed by Jackie (Verified Buyer) on 11/16/2015The coat turned out very cute. I should have used a "coating" fabric, but instead wanted a "lighter" version, so tried it with a corduroy. I made the jacket in the largest size, because my DD is 6, but tall, like an 8 year old. Should have taken that into consideration, I guess....so, I revamped the style slightly, to fit the fabric, I tapered the sleeves slightly, and I pleated the back and added a bow....looks great now, but before, it looked like a big balloon on her!
Great Pattern Though! I will do it again!!!Was this helpful?Not difficult at all!Reviewed by Enbee (Verified Buyer) on 11/10/2015I just finished this pattern for my 16-month old, and I can't believe *I* made it! It truly was not difficult to construct, just a little time-consuming (mostly cutting out all of the pieces). I absolutely adore the jacket and will absolutely make another one in a year or two when he outgrows this one.Was this helpful?Well writtenReviewed by Mariah (Verified Buyer) on 09/17/2015Great pattern. Well written. I would have liked a few more pictures throughout the instructions but I also write patterns (knitting/crochet/making soap/lip balm/etc) so I understand how it can be difficult to show every step sometimes.
I made this coat for my 3 year old. It is the first coat I've ever made and everyone LOVES it.
I probably could have made it in a day if I would have chosen a full free day to do it. I cut the patterns one day and made the entire coat the second day. I will very likely be making more of these. I'll be getting more patterns from you as well.
It had the 4 scissor difficulty so I was a little nervous to start it but it came out really well. I'm very happy with it especially since I've never made a coat or worked with the heavier fabrics like these.Was this helpful?Beautiful pattern!Reviewed by Lysy (Verified Buyer) on 07/21/2015I bought this pattern in the smaller size range a couple of years ago and sewed one of up for winter for my two year old earlier this year. I found it quite hard to get affordable bright wools (in the UK), but in the end used a lovely soft red blend with a fun Cat in the Hat flannel lining and the detachable body lining in a sherpa-like fabric. It was a really rewarding sew - not quick, but the instructions were clear and broke all the stages down well. I always appreciate the level of illustration in Oliver+S patterns! I inserted magnetic snaps into the front plackets so that my little boy could pull it open himself if the toggles weren't done up. He's had LOADS of compliments on it and everyone is always amazed that it was home-made as the finish is so good (a feature of the pattern, not my sewing skills!). I just bought the next size range up as I definitely plan to make more for him in the future. If only I could source a teal wool like the one in the sample photo!1 of 1 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?Beautiful, elegant coatReviewed by Marcy on 07/01/2015I love beautiful wool coats for myself, but they are so hard to find for toddlers (unless you spend mega bucks). I really dislike all the pink puffy coats for little girls, so I was so glad to find this pattern! I sewed a beautiful gray Pendleton wool coat with navy lining and real horn toggles in a size 4T for my daughter. I have received so many compliments on it. It's functional, comfortable, and super warm (thanks to the heavy wool and Thinsulate inner lining I added). Despite the number of pattern pieces a coat requires it was easy to sew and I love how it came out. Bonus, it cost about $60 in materials, will still fit next winter, and be good for baby number 2! Thank you for the lovely pattern!Was this helpful?Winter warmerReviewed by Cathy Thompson (Verified Buyer) on 05/24/2015I made 2 of these coats for my granddaughters, I found the pattern really easy to follow, making the second one in less than a day. I had to make a slight adjustment to the hem on the lining, I also did one with buttons and the other with toggles, both look great. Thanks for a great pattern.1 of 1 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?Such a rewarding sew!Reviewed by Natalie on 02/20/2015I made two of these jackets in wool for my grandsons in October and December. This pattern is one of the most rewarding projects I've ever done. And using wool was probably easier than any other fabric I could have chosen. The boys love them and I am truly proud of them!Was this helpful?Good design, but construction directions needs reworking.Reviewed by Delfeld on 12/09/2014I did enjoy making this coat. Everything comes together in a very natural way. The coat gets LOTS of compliments, and everyone who sews who sees it is sincerely impressed. The only problem I have with it is the construction directions are NOT the best way of assembling the jacket. I was constantly switching thread and getting up to iron. Instead, work on a piece until you have to iron or topstitch, then move on to the next piece, if possible. When you have gone through everything, then iron what you can, then topstitch. Overall, I think I spent 12 hours making this jacket over the last week. Not the best use of time. Different construction alone will reduce that. It took me 2 hours to set in both sets of sleeves (lining and shell) because I have only done set-ins once before. Once I get the kinks worked out, it should take 6 hours to make one, from interfacing to completion. I have photos of the two completed coats on Facebook in the "Fitchburg Sewing Club" group.2 of 2 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?Snuggly and Stylish.Reviewed by Nicole on 11/10/2014The School Days coat sew along inspired me to pull this pattern out again, and I am glad I did. This is the second time I have made this dear little jacket. The first time I used a re-purposed suede coat and it sewed up a treat. My daughter wore the 12-18 mnth size from 1 to 3 1/2 years of age! This time I used a soft wool to make a baby coat for my new born. This pattern have several 'Rock Star' moments, when you truly look back and think 'I sewed THAT'? There are a lot of pieces to cut and sew but they all fit together really really well. Before sewing it, check out the O+S forum for lots of tips. https://oliverands.com/community/blog/2014/11/school-days-jacket-sew-along-day-1.html2 of 2 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?Such a lovely coat!Reviewed by Kassandra on 11/10/2014As my very first wool coat, this pattern was absolutely wonderful. It walked me through every step and I ended up with a beautiful coat. I couldn't be happier! http://bit.ly/School-days-jacketWas this helpful?School days success!Reviewed by Sarah on 10/19/2014What a wonderful pattern, i have successfully made three coats from it. The results are highly professional and very easy to understand. I have only been sewing children's clothes for about 1 1/2 years and I have made numerous Oliver and S patterns all have been superb. Easy to follow, step by step hand holding and delightful results I couldn't be happier with the coats I have made.Was this helpful?Adorable and impressive!Reviewed by Rachel on 08/05/2014Everyone who sees this coat cannot believe I made it! I used a navy herringbone wool for the outside and the American Jane 'rulers' print for the lining. It worked so well for both my daughter and my son, so we've gotten many years of use out of it, especially since I made it a bit big and rolled the sleeves up when they were younger. The leather cord and plastic toggles I purchased with the pattern didn't last, so I replaced them with elastic and wood toggles. I only wish I had thought to put a hanging loop on the inside. The pattern is easy to follow, like all Oliver + S patterns, and the coat still looks brand new.2 of 2 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?Fabulous!Reviewed by Pauline on 08/04/2014I loved this pattern. Instructions were detailed and easy to follow and the finished product looks great. I have made it in two different sizes and am about to sew it again for a friend's baby.Was this helpful?Truly professional looking coatReviewed by Lightning McStitch on 07/03/2013This pattern yields a very professional looking coat. The pattern is impressive in it's construction and finish. The number of pattern pieces to be assembled may seem daunting but there is really nothing difficult technique-wise in the construction. Each time I've made this coat I've been delighted with the end result! http://bartacksandsingletrack.blogspot.com.au/2013/07/a-pattern-to-make-product-to-be-proud-of.htmlWas this helpful?
Determining Which Printing You Have
As errata are discovered, they are marked for correction in subsequent printings of the pattern. To determine which printing of an instruction sheet or pattern sheet you have, look at the copyright box which appears on each. Toward the bottom of the box, there is a series of numbers.
The lowest number you see there indicates which printing you have. For example, if the lowest number in the box on the instruction sheet is "2," you have an instruction sheet from the second printing. Any errors in the instructions mentioned for the first printing have been corrected in your version. If the lowest number in the box on the pattern sheet is "1," you have a copy of the pattern sheet from the first printing.
Pattern sheets and instructions sheets can be printed separately, so be sure to check the errata notices for pattern pieces against the printing number on the pattern sheet and errata notices for instructions against the printing number on the instruction sheet.
- In the printed version of this pattern and in the first digital release, the instructions contained a very minor error. Step 1 in the section entitled "Prepare the Lining and Facing," should read "If you’re using Velcro© for the front closure, cut and stitch the "soft" side of two square pieces...." This error has been corrected in the version of the pattern currently available for download.
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