Gail Doane’s English Duffle Coat

An always-in-style wool coat for boys or girls!


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Classic Yet Individual: The English Duffle Coat Lets You Personalize a Time-Honored Style for Boys or Girls

Introducing Gail Doane's English Duffle Coat (Unisex). A timeless Paddington-Bear-Style coat available in sizes 2-12 that will help you master skills like creating a toggle closure and top-stitching on bulky fabrics. Seamlessly blending timeless style and practical hands-on instruction, this coat is more than a project; it's a generational keepsake.

Here's everything included with this class

  • 10 Video Lessons shot from the 1st person perspective
  • 26 pages of detailed written instructions (Including step-by-step photos)
  • 6 sizes of coat Digital Patterns (2-12)

Detailed Written Instructions and Patterns Are Included With the English Duffle Coat Video Course

Written Instructions

Every detail, documented in words & photos

Digital Pattern Downloads

Any size pattern, any time you want it

With Gail Guiding You Every Step of the Way, 
YOU Can Make an English Duffle Coat! 

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Gail's Modern Four-Camera Sewing Studio Gives You a Front Row Seat to Every Stitch

Eye-Level Speaker Shot

Gail speaks directly to the camera.

Overhead Long Shot

Watch Gail's hands work on the sewing table

Super-Close Detail Shot

See the fine nuances that make exquisite finishing details.

Machine-Mounted Shot

See Gail sew on her machine  with no obstruction

10 Comprehensive and Conveniently Edited Lessons That Will Take From Start To Finished Coat

No Details Left Out, This Course Covers it All!

English Duffle Coat (Unisex) Curriculum

Chapter 1 - Introduction

  • Project overview
  • Materials list
  • Cutting guide
  • Applying the French Fuse to the uncut yardage

Chapter 2 - Front Overlay & Toggle Closures

  • Applying the front overlay
  • Preparing and applying the leather/toggle closures

Chapter 3 - Constructing the Body of the Jacket

  • Joining the side front to the front/front facing
  • Adding the back yoke to the coat back
  • Joining the shoulder seams

Chapter 4 - Sleeves

  • Preparing and inserting the sleeves
  • Preparing and applying the sleeve tab
  • Completing the side seams

Chapter 5 - Front Pockets

  • Preparing and applying the front patch pockets

Chapter 6 - Hood & Neckline

  • Constructing and joining the hood to the neckline
  • Joining the back neck facing to the coat front facings

Chapter 7 - Lining

  • Preparing and inserting the lining

Chapter 8 - Finishing the Neckline

  • Preparing and inserting the lining

Chapter 9 - Finishing Details

  • Attaching/hemming the sleeve lining
  • Cross stitching the lower edge of the front facing
  • Bagging the lining at the hemline

Chapter 10 - Buttons & Buttonholes

  • Preparing and adding the front neckline button tab
    Adding the buttons and buttonholes to the front and sleeve tabs

Meet Your Instructor: Gail Doane

In the words of Classic Sewing Magazine: "Gail Doane is an internationally recognized expert in sewing technique and design, as well as a featured designer in Classic Sewing magazine. It’s the tiny details of sewing that are her recognizable signature style."

In her own words: Gail is "an heirloom sewing addict who is detail-oriented, but prepared to break the rules."

Gail brings to the classroom over 40 years of experience, having dressed seven children, and now an ever-expanding number of grandchildren, in beautiful heirloom clothing. Her work first appeared in Australian Smocking & Embroidery in 2000 and Inspirations in 2008.

Gail's Sewing Has Been Featured In Top-Tier Publications Across the Globe

Sewing class reinvented for the online age


The Highest-Quality Instruction

  • Watch Gail's masterfully experienced hands as they reveal every subtlety and nuance needed for each technique
  • Enjoy multiple camera angles including super-close up shots of Gail's sewing table and machine

The Most Convenient Experience

  • Leave the time, headache, and expense of travel behind and work from the comfort of your own sewing room
  • Retain access to this course for life, and reference back to it as often as you need so you can finish more projects
  • Stream Gail's sewing instruction onto the device of your preference making it easy to sew wherever you want

Sewing Class The Old Way

Travel to attend an in-person class held at a conference

What You Experience:
  • 20+ students crowded around a single sewing machine or table without a clear view
  • Stress between trying to record audio/video of the class or furiously taking notes so you can retain what your learn
  • Pack your sewing machine and lug it through airports and hotels to use it in class
  • Instructor barraged by Chatty Pattys asking personal sewing questions and using up precious class time
What you pay:
  • Flights $300
  • Hotel $200
  • Rental Car $150
  • Food $50
  • Registration $750
  • Total Cost $1450

Sewing Class The New Way

Attend class from the convenience of your own sewing room

What You Experience:
  • High-quality, close-up camera shots from multiple angles with no obstruction
  • Convenient, recorded, videos you can review as many times as you need to get your sewing right
  • The familiarity of your own sewing room and the convenience of all of your at-home supplies
  • A constant flow of valuable information without interruptions or distractions 
What you pay:
  • Flights $0
  • Hotel $0
  • Rental Car $0
  • Food $0
  • Registration $249
  • Total Cost $169

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Previous Students are Raving About Gail's Online Classes...

“Worth every penny"

"Gail is Perfection Personified"

"I'll be signing up for the next [one]"

“This was having a front row seat!"

"Outstanding, so informative!"

"Money very well spent"

We Surveyed Hundreds of Gail's Past Sewing Students

Here's how they rated their online sewing experience:
  • Average rating for skill improvement: 
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  • Average rating for online format:
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  • Average rating for overall experience:
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Important Questions and Answers About This Online Course

The Heirloom Sewing Horror Story...

A search and rescue mission for confidence

One of the relentless challenges of heirloom sewing is feeling confident in enough different skills to complete a beautiful garment. Without confidence in each specific skill, you second-guess yourself over and over, barely moving forward, until you wake up one day and you’re sitting in your sewing room, staring at a closet of half-finished outfits racking your brain to remember what the satisfaction of completing a project feels like.

That doesn't have to be you!

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