Sunday, March 18, 2012

rain coat in progress

I've had waterproof fabric for a while, thinking I wanted to make a raincoat for my granddaughter. But I was scared to cut into it. So first I made a little doggie rain coverup for Ginger. Here it is in progress, but I did finish it. She finally got to wear it this weekend when we had some rain.

So now I've been working on Samantha's raincoat. The fabric is tricky. You have to stick masking tape on the underside of the presser foot to keep it from sticking to the fabric. Plus you have to keep having to replace the tape because it wears out. Also, you can't use pins, but you can use paper clips or some other kind of clips.

It's starting to look more like a raincoat here. I just need to add buttonholes and buttons and finish the pleat in the back.

I used this pattern, from Stitch (Interweave) Summer 2011. It was okay, but the instructions didn't include a lining. Now I am fretting about my coat not having a lining, but it's too late to do anything about it now. I hope it will be okay, that she can wear it for a while and get some use out of it.

In the future I will cheerfully buy ready-made raincoats.


Stacy Hurt said...

Hi Cindy,
Both are adorable. You can also use the water soluable stablizer by Solvy. Works a dream!

Cindy Cooksey said...

Oh, for piecing the parts together? Great idea. I bought this fabric last summer at the Flying Geese Quilt Show, from Cindy's Fabric Shack.