M2014- Trenched. Like all the patterns in this line it's only available from the website and isn't available in stores. The list price is $17.95 and I don't know if there will ever be any discounts or sales on these patterns.
The pattern comes in one size which ranges from Small to XL: 34-48 inches chest measurement. It's a unisex pattern so I have to assume there's very little shaping to the coat.
There are three styles of coat included with the pattern: the elaborate one pictured on the front and two more plain styles. One is a simple long coat with front zipper and no detailing. One is a shorter simple coat with front zipper and buckles across the zipper.
That actually makes me a bit disappointed, because I really like the style of the coat and think it would work pretty well for steampunk costuming, but wouldn't want anyone to confuse me for a Trigun cosplayer. I guess it would be less obvious if it weren't red and maybe if you leave off the buttoned-up collar. But it's something to take into consideration before recreating that version of the coat exactly.
This pattern is labeled "Advanced" difficulty. And that's probably pretty accurate. The plain coat is pretty simple, though. Using vinyl or faux leather, as the pattern recommends does up the difficulty, but the basic construction isn't that difficult. View C is a LOT more involved, though, with lots of little pieces to cut out and assemble. The front button placket is actually a faux covering that snaps closed over a zipper. But you still have to sew all the little rounded tabs, notch them and flip them inside out, press them smoothly, and sew them to the placket. Then handsew all the buttons in place, before attaching the front placket to the coat and hand-sewing snaps into place to hold it closed. That's a lot of fiddly work. But it does look pretty cool, so maybe it would be worth the effort.
As I mentioned last time, I haven't actually made this pattern, so my ability to review it is a bit limited. I don't know how smoothly the pieces go together or how the finished object fits. But the instructions do look pretty clear and detailed.
I'm not entirely sure how useful this pattern is in a general sense. I'm sure cosplayers who need some kind of long coat can modify this pattern to fit their needs, but then again aren't there other, cheaper patterns out there they could use as a base? I do like the front-placket-covering-a-zipper construction of View C and you could pretty easily change the decoration of the placket with buckles or different tabs or even a painted or embroidered design or appliqued design.
As another fault, the sizing of the pattern is a bit limited. According to the charts, I'd need to make an XL to accommodate my bust measurement which means anyone more plus sized than a 48" bust/chest is out of luck. I also know if I made this pattern I'd want to make it more fitted in the waist which would require significant modding.
I have one more pattern in this line to review, but it's going to take a little longer to get to it. Not only because the wing pattern is way more complicated, but because I'm intending to actually put part of it together to evaluate it. (Not the giant wings, mind you. There's another version that is just a harness and I want to test it.)