Thursday, January 13, 2011

Raincoat Sneak Peek

Do you remember this pattern that I previously made for Laura?
Well, I've been working on mine all week with finally something to show for it.
I'm using the same black raincoating fabric that I used for Laura's, so this, obviously, is the lining. Originally, I had purchased this Amy Butler twill for a vintage shirtdress, but the reality is that the color is all wrong for me, and actually, I kinda don't like it. However, I do kinda like it for a lining. I wanted the sleeves to be slippery (lesson learned after I made Laura's), and had this silvery silk (poly?) charmeuse in my stash.

For the exterior topstitching, this is what I'm going with (ignore any wonky topstitching that you might see... I'm goin' with it):

And one final, nagging reminder to comment on the giveaway. I'll announce the winner(s) tomorrow!


  1. Love your lining! Even black coats deserve fun linings. I've also learned my lesson on sleeve linings - if they're not slippery enough, odd things happen when you're pulling your arms through. Keep sewing - can't wait to see the final result.

  2. Wow! This is going to be a great raincoat! Love the lining!

  3. Love the idea of a black raincoat with that lovely lining! A raincoat is actually what I need here right now - it's been raining a LOT in London.

  4. I remember you posting on that fabric and I think it makes a great lining. I never would have thought of that. Great idea!



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