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Complete lab coat pattern and instructions. Edited 10/19 with more photos.

This free lab coat pattern is no longer available. To purchase a pattern for sizes XS-XL, please visit http://barefootsewing.com/doctorhorriblepattern.html. Thank you for your interest!


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the only mccalls pattern I could find with that number is for a toddler's short set...
Picture please?
Goodness, I apologize! I did have the wrong number - it's actually Simplicity 5386, the Matrix coat pattern. http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/patterns/sewingpatterns.pl?patternid=6120

I'm terribly sorry. Good luck!
I've just spent the last three days trying to sew a Horrible coat for my son (age 5) to wear when he goes with friends to see Igor on Friday. I had just declared the project "Temporarily Canceled Because It Ate My Brain", but maybe I'll give it another shot tomorrow knpw that I know there's hope...
Thanks for the post!

Good luck! I'm not sure how well this will scale down (this is an adult-size pattern), but if you can get the general shape right the principles are the same.
wow, so comprehensive! thank you for the instructions! i've never sewn in my life, but my husband was a fashion design major, so i'm going to make him help me. bwah hahaha!

really, thanks a lot. i never would have had a chance before; this walkthrough helps a lot.
Glad to help, I wish you luck!
This should go in the community memories or something!
Excellent thank you so much for this and your hard work!
No problem! Let me know if you have any questions. :)
Dollar stores have started to carry brow craft paper. 3 feet by 14 feet long. While not as wide as the newsprint, it is sturdier and requires less taping.

Making the coat

Would it be possible to commission you to make and sell me a coat at a reasonable price?

Re: Making the coat

It would depend entirely on when you need it by. I'm a college student with two part-time jobs, so I wouldn't be able to have it done by Halloween. I could arrange to have it by the end of November, though.

My commission fee for this coat is $60 with an embroidered caduceus, or $54 with an iron-on one. Raw materials cost about $30 for the white coat, $35 for red (white twill is cheaper where I can buy it). You would also need boots, gloves, and goggles, and prices vary depending on where you get them. If you're still interested, let me know!
Does this pattern have side splits? :)

Sewing directions:
8. Sew narrow hem on front left below waist. Use only the 5/8” seam allowance.
9. Sew narrow hem on back left and right below waist. Use only the 5/8” seam allowance.


Thanks for all your work on this and sharing it with us! Looking forward to your finished project! I've started working on this project, but do not understand your instructions for the collar. Is there any length added to the original pattern? How do the markings match up with the body of the jacket?

Thanks again!

Re: Collar?

I'm afraid can't explain it much better than I did in the Collar section. The final collar will be approximately 2 to 2+1/2 times the length of the original pattern piece. I suggest that you read over the instructions again and match up each of the instruction steps to the pictures.

The only match-up markings you put on will be the ones pictured here, on the far right side of the collar and its mirror-image mark.

Please let me know if you still need more help!
Thanks for posting these! I've got a question about tracing the back section. I'm not sure if they've changed the pattern or not, but mine has a shaped back seam and extra fabric to hem the slit in the back. Should I just match up the top of piece 4 and the bottom of piece 4 and use the straight line of the CB fold instead of following the curve of the pattern piece?
You took the words right out of my mouth.

Good luck!
Any chance to see a completed coat picture?
Very regrettably, not yet. So far I've only made a mockup (which uses fabric too ugly to see the light of day) and cut out the real fabric. I'm a college student, and schoolwork has been rough in the last month. I'll have it finished before Halloween, though, because that's when the commission is due.

I'll be sure to post a new entry in DrHorribleDress to let everyone know when I have pictures up!
To monkeynamederic:

I tried to reply to your message, but you have your messaging privacy turned on so I have to answer here.

Unfortunately, I am not able to take any commissions for this coat for Halloween this year. I am a college student, and right now I'm studying hard for midterms in addition to working two part-time jobs. We could talk about a commission for later in the year, or definitely for Halloween 2009, but as much as I'd love to I can't make you one in time this year.

If you know any friends who can sew, you could always refer them to this pattern and ask them to make you a coat for this Halloween. :)
Oh, heh. I figured as much.

Thanks for responding!
Thank you so much for posting this! I'll be starting on a lab coat for my hubby in the next couple of days, and this will definitely come in handy ~ and luckily I already own that Matrix pattern! Score! :D
Good luck! Let me know if you have any questions.
Looks great!

14. Sew sleeves to jacket, matching markings and gathering where necessary.

Oh, if only it were actually that easy! Haha, sleeves eat my brain.

Very nice job, though! Thanks for sharing all the in-progress pictures!
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