Thursday, March 21, 2019

White Coat Wine Bottle Cover (Pattern and Directions)



I was recently faced with what to get as a gift for a White Coat Pinning Ceremony. For those that don't know, for DPT students, the white coat ceremony signifies their transition from full-time classroom curriculum to the start of their clinical rotations. So, not a graduation, but still something major worth celebrating. And what's better for celebrating than WINE!

Who would have thought my doll clothes making skills would come in handy dressing up wine bottles? Click on the image below to download the PDF pattern from google docs.


I drafted this pattern for a white coat wine bottle cover to fit an empty wine bottle that I had at home, which was 10" in circumference. However, the wine that we purchased as the gift was 11" around. I didn't realize that wine bottle sizes were so different. After a slight panic attack, I threw the pattern on a copier and enlarged it by 10%... problem solved.



Cut the pattern out from two 9"x12" pieces of white felt.



Attach fronts and back at the shoulder seam.
Attach the sleeves to the front and back.



Sew the collar to the coat... I sewed mine so that the collar seam was on the outside. This made the collar stand up when flipped and folded to the outside. A little bit of the seam showed at the front, but I just trimmed it and whip stitched it down. Maybe, next time I'd try sewing the collar so that the seam is on the inside...



Sew the coat side seams and turn it right side out.




Now for the fun part... add your details!

  • Buttons! Buttonholes aren't needed since this will slide on over the top of the bottle.
  • Attach pockets.
  • Border stitch along the center front and lower edge of the coat
  • The school's logo printed on clear sticker paper and stuck it above the breast pocket.
  • The pin created from a tiny brass brad (in my case I painted it white and added a logo with clear sticker paper).
  • The student's name embroidered on the pocket.
  • As a little extra gift, I hung a cute necklace from bottle.




I hope that someone will use this pattern someday. Drop me a note and let me know if you do!

13 comments:

  1. I used your pattern last night to make the white coat. It is so cute! Thank you for putting the pattern out there.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Your pattern works beautifully! I converted it into a laser cutting file (because I'm too lazy to cut out patterns) and laser cut some buttons and last names as well. I also decided to try out the Instagram trend of hot gluing EVERYTHING and just did that instead of sewing it - it worked great! I'd be happy to give you the laser cutting file to use/post if you'd like.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Erica, I'm so glad that you were able to use the pattern! If you have the laser cut file online, send me the URL and I'll link it in. Thank-you!

      Delete
  3. Hey! This is brilliant. I have never done anything like this but do you basically just print out the PDF you provided and then trace over it on the felt to cut along the lines?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thomas, I'm to lazy to trace ;). I'd print out the PDF, pin the pieces to the felt and cut it out that way. If you're not a sewer, I had one lady tell me that she assembled this using a hot glue gun and it worked out just fine.

      Delete
  4. Hi! I'm thinking about using these on mini champagne bottles. How would I resize the pattern for that?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Emma, I searched, but can't find the dimensions of a mini champagne bottle. But, if they are like wine bottles, not all mini champagne bottles will be the same size. What I would do is to reduce the pattern on a copy machine until the body fits the diameter of your bottle, then lengthen or shorten the sleeves and body of the coat until it looks in proportion to the bottle. Let me know how it comes out!

      Delete
  5. This is great! I'm in the middle of making this for my daughter's white ceremony in March. Question: After you sewed the buttons on (I assume through both thicknesses), did you top stitch it CLOSED along the front, or are the buttons the only thing holding it together? Also I noticed you trimmed the lower corners of the pockets and coat. Looks great! Can't wait to complete this project!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Janet! I sewed the buttons through both coat fronts to hold it closed. I did not top stitch the front closed. Congratulations to your daughter!

      Delete
  6. Where can I find the laser cutting file you made?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sorry, Annette, but Erica never sent me the laser cut file. I hope the PDF file works for you. 😁

      Delete
    2. I apologize I completely forgot! Here's a link to it. Right-click and save it to get it on your computer as an SVG. Let me know if it doesn't work! https://svgshare.com/i/WvY.svg

      Delete