When I first posted about the Five and Ten Designs Volume Two Jacket E-book, I promised a rain coat…
I actually sewed it up before we moved, but finally snapped some pictures of Natalie wearing it last week, since the rainy fall/winter season has started to settle in here in the Pacific Northwest.
I sewed up the basic look from the jacket e-book just with different fabric.
It’s amazing how just by changing fabric, you can alter the look and feel of a pattern.
The raincoat fabric is laminate fabric from The Ribbon Retreat. I am sorry to say that they have discontinued carrying fabric though. I also have been hoarding it in my stash for quite some time, so I can’t for the life of me cannot remember who the designer is. I believe it is Riley Blake? You can get a similar print here.
The lining is fleece from Jo-Ann. Both fabrics were hard to sew together, but with a little (or a lot of) patience…totally doable.
Erin from My Family Four sewed up a rain coat using a table cloth. Not only is her rain coat fabulously adorable, but she describes sewing with laminate type fabrics perfectly. ;)
For the pockets, I sewed up simple rectangular ones that are lined with laminate fabric, so it would be totally waterproof on the outside. They are a little hard to see, because I pattern matched the dots. What, what! A little sewing camouflage for ya. :)
I also decided to use heavy duty snaps from Jo-Ann to make dressing easier. They are pricier than buttons, but I think they make a garment look and feel really professional.
For more rain coat inspiration , two of my fellow Five and Ten Designers are sharing super cute rain coat looks today as well AND we are each giving away a copy of Volume Two!! Check out Jess’s coats at Craftiness Is Not Optional and Stef’s look at Girl.Inspired.
After you click over to see their looks, tell us which one(s) are your faves and then enter in the Rafflecopter below. Three winners will be chosen, one for each of our sites. The rafflecopter is communal though, so an entry in one is an entry in all three.
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GOOOOOD LUCK! :)
SOURCES: Fleece and snaps – JoAnn (see links above) || Laminate fabric from Ribbon Retreat (more info above) || Denim dress - H&M || Tights – Children’s Place || Boots – Zulily