Chore coats and jackets were designed for (you guessed it) wearing whilst doing chores and work. They're typically made from durable fabrics such as denim, corduroy, twill, and canvas and often have plenty of pockets! Hooray!
Ready to wear inspiration...
L-R: A.P.C, Loewe, Toast, Toast, Lazy Oaf, Stine Goya
Looking at ready to wear chore coats and jackets it's interesting to pick up on the slight differences and details on each one. Patch pockets are a recurring theme as well as wide sleeves and a boxy fit.
L-R: Antique Gold Ventana Cotton Twill - Robert Kaufman, Burgundy - Cotton Needlecord, Pomegranate Ventana Cotton Twill - Robert Kaufman, Light Pink Ventana Cotton Twill - Robert Kaufman, Light Blue Washed - 8oz Non Stretch Denim, Chartreuse - Cotton Needlecord, Pink - Jumbo Cotton Corduroy, Black - 7.5oz Stretch Recycled Cotton Denim
We have a big range of suitable fabrics such as our ventana cotton twills, needlecords and denims which are available in a variety of colours! I love the idea of a pink jacket, especially to brighten up the grey wintery months.
Sewing Pattern Inspiration...
L-R: Ilford Jacket - Friday Pattern Company, Sienna Jacket - Closet Core Patterns, ZW Workwear Jacket - PDF Pattern, Cobden Chore Jacket Sewing Pattern PDF, THE OTTOLINE PDF - Merchant and Mills, Julien chore jacket - Ready to Sew, Rhett - Seamwork, Stacker Jacket - Papercut Patterns
There are quite a few chore coat sewing patterns available in the sewing world, each one is slightly different with lovely design details. You could pair them with some jazzy statement buttons too!