It seems like 90% of my new projects stem from not being able to find exactly what I’m looking for in the store. It’s so difficult to find a raincoat that isn’t either dark and dismal, or banana yellow.
Fabrics & materials used:
- 2 yards Italian White Laminated Lace
- 2 yards Mint Polyester Lining
- 2 pkgs Size 36 Half Ball Cover Buttons
- 4 pkgs Wrights Light Gray 1/2″ Extra Wide Double Fold Bias Tape
- Simplicity Misses’ Jacket Pattern 2311
The only downside to the jacket pattern I used was that it didn’t include a hood. Since I obviously wanted to be able to use this in the rain, I drafted my own easy pattern, which you can download below!
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In lieu of a normal lining, where I would essentially make two coats and sew them together, I chose to sew my lining along with the laminated lace, finishing off the seams with some double fold bias tape, like you see below.
In addition to binding all of the seams, I ironed out a few inches of bias tape to cover 4 buttons. Two were attached to the back to the belt, and the other two were added as closures to the front of the coat.
Overall, the laminated lace was much easier to work with than expected. Rather than puncture the thin vinyl sheeting with a bunch of pins, I used Wonder Clips to get the job done.
One rainy afternoon later and I had my new raincoat, complete with the perfect mint lining.
What color lining are you going to pair with yours?