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Red Peacoat – Vogue 8884

Hello Everyone!  When I tell you I LOVE this coat, Oooo Weee, it’s an understatement!  I’ve wanted a red peacoat for a long time, so when I spotted this delicious wool blend fabric I knew exactly what I would do with it.  A traditional peacoat is constructed of navy blue, 100% wool fabric with black plastic anchor buttons, and front pockets.  However, that’s not what I wanted.  This red fabric pops and demands attention, so I had to finish it off with buttons that would be equally as gorgeous, without being over-the-top.  I opted for a black/white damask lining to give it a special flair.  The correct fit of a peacoat is one that is close to the body, broad at the shoulders, tapered in at the waist, and a bit flared at the hips.  I think I accomplished the perfect fit with this one.


  • Pattern Used – Vogue 8884
  • Fabric Used – Wool Blend
  • Lining Used – Damask Posh lining from JoAnn’s Fabrics (sorry, no link available)
  • Leggings – Kohl’s
  • Boots – Macy’s (old purchase)
  • Scarf – Gifted


So how much would you pay for a coat like this?  I did some research of my own to find out what the department stores are charging for similar coats.  I looked for fully lined peacoats, constructed of a similar wool blend and length.  I was a bit surprised.  Here are the results of my research from “slightly affordable” to “high end” department stores.  Company names are omitted intentionally.  These are the prices I found at the time of this post.  They may be different if  you are viewing this information at a later time.

Price Comparisons

 Regular PriceSale Price  
Department Store #1$325.00$149.99(before tax)
Department Store #2$270.00$179.00(before tax)
Department Store #3$249.00$186.75(before tax)
Department Store #4$425.00$255.00

(before tax)

Department Store #5$995.00None

If you can pay this price for a coat, I guess you don’t need a sale.

Guess what it cost me to make this coat?  Drum roll please…………………………..$61.85!!!

Yep, I made this fully lined, wool blend, red peacoat with gorgeous silver buttons for under $70.00, including tax.  I did it, and so can you!  If you’re not already sewing your own clothes and want to learn how, join me in my FREE Sewing Course.  Stay tuned for the announcement of the Anita by Design “Sewing Course for Beginners” – Coming Spring 2016.  The class will be taught via video tutorials which will be posted to the Blog, so you’ll be able to work from anywhere at your own pace.  To make sure you don’t miss out when the class begins, enter your email address below to receive email updates when new posts arrive.  Your information will be used strictly for post updates, never to be shared or sold.


Do you own a peacoat?  What is your favorite style of coat?  Leave a comment below.  I’m super excited and ready, with fabric and patterns, to make more coats and would love to hear what you’re wearing to keep warm.

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Remember:  “When you live in your DESIGN. it is from there that you SHINE.”



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Anita Morris

Anita is the Author of STEP Into It, Overcoming Trials That Lead To Purpose. She is also an Online Sewing Instructor for beginner sewists. She is passionate about helping women to step into their purpose by walking in the calling on their lives. She hosts a popular YouTube channel where she helps women to become confident in their sewing skills.

This Post Has 26 Comments

  1. Elizabeth Reissig

    Beautiful coat. red is one of my favorite colors. Black and white. you have a beautiful figure, everything looks great on you. I have a small pouch on my belly. what do you recommend fir that problem. Also, the web site to your list doesn’t work anymore. Sorry for the passing of your husband, your personality is great
    thank you very much ❤️. The best to you and your family. Elizabeth

  2. Mercy

    Hi Sis,
    Just love to call you that!!!! i feel i need you in my life. So much inspiration, that you have become the push that i need to be the designer, i have wanted to be all my life.I don’t even know how to cut or thread. But i have subscribed to this channel and i want to see what i can make out of all the information i have received from you. Thank you so much dear for been cheerful with your information and thank you for blessing me.

    1. Anita Morris

      Hey Sis! I am so glad that you’re interested in learning to sew with me. Take your time and enjoy the process. I wish you the best and I’m here for you should you have any questions. Thank you for subscribing and blessing me too.

  3. Deirdre

    This coat right here!!!!!!! Slay! LOL

  4. dorothy scales

    I love this coat! I am curious to know did you use an interlining or just the regular lining? And if you did interline the coat could you explain how you did it and what product you used? I absolutely love the blog!

    1. Anita Morris

      Hi Dorothy! Thank you so much! I did not underline the coat. So glad you like the blog.

  5. Marion Salomon

    Hi, Anita. I am eager to succeed at sewing, but I simply cannot figure out how to insert an invisible zipper. Failing w my first circle skirt, I ordered more material online and will be starting again. I did manage the knit maxi skirt, but I need more detailed, specific directions for that invisible zipper, especially which side of skirt is up and which side is sewn to which side of zipper. Please help! Thanks so much. Mari

    1. Anita Morris

      Oh Marion, I’m so sorry you’re having trouble with the zipper insertion. I’m not sure if I can explain it better here than I did in the tutorial, but I’ll try.

      After the seam is sewn and pressed flat, remove the casting stitch, then lay your skirt flat on the table with the wrong side facing up. Place your zipper on top of the seam allowance, with the right side of the zipper facing down (the zipper pull should be facing the table). Pin one side of the zipper to one side of seam allowance and sew it. Do the same to the other side, then close up the opening below the zipper. I hope this helps. If not, watch the video again to see if it makes more sense after reading this.

  6. Monica

    I love it!!! I too am looking forward to future posts on the blog and to the sewing classes.

    1. Anita Morris

      Yaaay! Thanks for stopping by, Monica!

  7. Thomasine Singleton

    You’re so talented….I love your work. Omg, I’m so inspired….


    1. Anita Morris

      Thank you so much, Thomasine! I want to inspire, so your comment made me smile.

  8. Art

    yay! I’m so excited about your blog. I looked at the pattern pictures and you did a great job! They should use your picture on the pattern envelope. 🙂

  9. Carolyn Cofield

    I am amazed at what you have done. I use to sew many years ago, but not on this level. You have inspired me to have my machine tuned up so I can get back in the game. I love the blog my friend and can’t wait until the lessons begin!

  10. Nahrin

    I love the coat and I love your blog GF. I’ve subscribed and look forward to your posts. So excited for you and your readers.

  11. Carol

    I love it!!!!!! The blog is wonderful!!!!! So it that skirt!!! I’m so happy and proud of you!! Yaaaaaaaaaay!!! The wait is over!!!!!!

  12. Yvette

    Anita! You made it and literally!! ? Congratulations on the launch of your blog. I love the layout; very nicely done!
    Now, the pea coat is too adorable! There’s no way that it looks doesn’t look store bought! The quality is there and you’re right on point with it being an “eye catcher!”
    I look forward to seeing more and more posts!!
    Again, thanks for letting God use you and also for pursuing your passion!! ~ Yvette

    1. Anita Morris

      Thanks you Yvette! I appreciate your support, and I will bring more fabulousness to the Blog.

  13. Anita Morris

    Yes, Sonya! I’m not kidding! Not only that, but it is good quality.

    1. Anita Morris

      Thanks Donna! Just think, you could have all the wardrobe you want for your TV Show if you learn to sew.

  14. Cindy

    Cute coat! Love the lining.

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