I started sewing this raincoat back in June, when the weather here was a justification of this postcard that you can buy in local tourist shops:
The fabric had been bought a long time ago, and it was this cute Crying bunnies waterproof fabric (the bunny is also called Fifi Lapin) from Etsy. I just love it! I would’ve never embarked on a raincoat project if it wasn’t for this fabric.. I just wanted to make something with those sad bunnies…
The weather somehow improved through the summer, I was busy with other things, and the project became an UFO, i.e. an UnFinished Object..
Now I’m happy to announce that I’ve finished it, and very happy with it :)
I used McCall’s 6517 pattern as it’s simple and easy and I didn’t want anything challenging; working with plastic fabric is already a challenge for me.
The pattern appeared to be fine, though I made some changes: I made it shorter (due to lack of fabric), made side seam pockets instead of front ones, omitted the belt, and made a lining.
New things I learned while making it:
-lining.. I’ve never done it before! I probably did it all wrong as I didn’t have instructions to follow and the pattern doesn’t suggest a lining.. but somehow it turned out ok..
-working with waterproof/plastic fabric.. never again! it was quite a nightmare..
-sewing buttonholes on a sewing machine.. easy!
Thanks for looking and have a nice day!