This week I’m smitten with storm flaps, basically on anything. While they’re functional on jackets or on trench coats (they’re supposed to direct the rain water off you), they’re purely aesthetic on shirts and dresses… I suppose they’re also purely aesthetic on jackets that haven’t used water proof or water resistant fabric..
Either way, I’m obsessed with them, on trench coats but also on dresses and shirts! I like them aesthetic and functional!
The Helmi trench blouse & tunic dress from Named Patterns
The straight-cut blouse has elements from the classic trench coat, such as the cape and sleeve straps. The rounded collar and slightly curved hem with slits add a touch of soft femininity. The more streamlined tunic variation is also straight-cut and has a simple stand-up collar, half sleeves, and a curved hem. Both variations have a discreet and elegant hidden button placket.
Jack trench coat from Ready To Sew
A contemporary twist on a trench coat. It has a relaxed fit and features big curved lapels, a gathered collar and a self-tied waist. Design to be worn open.
Lola Linen Trench from Fabrics Store
Free pattern available to download through the link above.
Suraya Jacket from Sew Over It
Suraya features a host of lovely details, including epaulettes, storm flaps, sleeve loops, a back vent, welt pockets, collar and lapels. The main body of the jacket is unlined, though the set-in sleeves are lined for comfort. The seams are bound with bias binding for a stunning, super satisfying finish. The jacket is designed to hang open so there are no closures at the front.
LOOSE-FIT DRESS/SHIRT LE 606 from DP Studio
A belted dress with a lot of volume on the top half, to which a series of pleats is added on sleeves, back and skirt level. The back is enhanced by a yoke and two bellows pockets bring the dress a sporty look.
Isla trench coat from Named Patterns
This timeless trench coat is a wardrobe staple! The straight-cut, lined coat has plenty of details, such as a belted collar, a cape, welt pockets, a belt, and tabs on sleeve openings. There is a vent at the back for added comfort. The double-breasted button fastening adds a classic look which is topped off with double top stitching.
ULYSSES TRENCH from Victory Patterns
ULYSSES mixes trench coat styling with a modern look. This relaxed, straight-cut jacket features draped elements such as a shawl collar and a clean-lined, curved back “rain guard” overlay.
HANNAH DRESS from Victory Patterns
Not technically storm flaps, I’m going to go ahead and claim this one as on-topic since I think this crossover would direct water.
HANNAH is a sleeveless dress with a subtle A-line shift silhouette. It features angled side seams and front pockets, which transition cleverly into folding side-panels that wrap around to the back and criss-cross over each other. The hemline, with its upward curve at the sides and a subtle dip in the back, takes its inspiration from men’s shirting, A high neckline is edged with a double fold binding. The button up front is concealed with a hidden button placket for a minimal touch.
- Men’s shirt with storm flap on front
- Free Vera Linen Trench from Fabrics Store (free)
- Viki Sews Trench for girls
- Viki Sews Trench for boys
- Cyprus rain cape sewing pattern
- Free Tansy Trench from Mood Sewciety (free)
- Men’s trench from this strange website
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