Two weeks ago we were at a football game where rain was threatening. I have a raincoat in my car, Tater has one, but Bean had none. And because Hubby had switched our cars that day (throwing our coats in) I didn’t even have the umbrella that was in my car.
Can you say terrible mom?
So, while Tater was at preschool, I took Bean to Stitch Lab, because I knew they carried cotton laminate.
The boy has expensive taste. But how could I refuse him this Echino laminated cars fabric?
When I started on this jacket (which was a modification of the pattern I drafted for this jacket), I took lots of pictures and fully intended to later turn this into a pattern for sale.
But around the point when I set in the sleeves, I realized that this will not ever become a pattern.
That was also the time I realized raglan sleeves would have been preferable to the set in sleeves in terms of what would work better with this kind of fabric.
The sewing didn’t get any easier since I was determined to fully line the jacket without any hand stitching – I can’t imagine trying to hand stitch laminate.
I achieved my goal and I love the result, but the reason this will not be a pattern is that 1) it is not the ideal shape for this fabric, and 2) I don’t think I can explain how to do the lining clearly enough to write it out in a pattern. It would take a video. At least.
So, lets just take in the one-of-a-kind beauty that is this jacket.
I made the jacket a little big, a little long, and I made the sleeves extra long with cuffs, so that hopefully Bean can wear this for a few years and get my money’s worth out of that fabric.
The inside is lined with a light cotton, because we live in such a warm climate.
- Tigger costume (needs tail. And stripes. And headpiece. Still working and unmotivated.)
3 long sleeve Raglan t-shirts 1 long sleeve Hipster Henley 1 New pattern that I’m not talking about yet
Raincoat(will blog tomorrow) 1 long sleeve Raglan t-shirt 1 Cool Cardigan