Vote for a coat

May 11, 2009 15 Comments

Vote for a coat

May 11, 2009 15 Comments

First thing first – thank you all for nice comments about the bag! And secondly, I need a little help. I’m making a raincoat for Pattern review’s pattern making competition and have sketched out two designs. But I can’t decide which one to make – I like them both. My wardrobe, however, doesn’t need two raincoats so that’s why I’m having a readers poll. Just post which one you think I should choose and the one who gets the most votes will be the one I’ll make.

Style A: Blue raincoat. It’s inspired by a vintage leather jacket that I own, which in turn has taken it’s cue from the classic trenchcoat. I want the coat to have a naval theme and plan to use white snaps or buttons. There will also be a detachable hood under the collar. I’m a little partial to this coat since it already has it’s own song.

Style B: Circle coat. This is the quintessential Scandinavian raincoat with a built-in hood. The circle print waterproof fabric is from Stoff och Stil and the jacket is designed with this print in mind.


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  • Christina May 11, 2009 at 5:49 am

    Both are great but I vote for style A. I love the idea of a detachable hood.

  • Mary Nanna May 11, 2009 at 6:55 am

    I’m intrigued by the band detail on coat B, with the 3 circles on it. How does that work exactly?

    I am a huge fan of dots because they are so much fun so I have to go with coat B, purely from a “love that fabric” point of view.

  • NGLaLALa May 11, 2009 at 7:39 am

    Although both style are great, I love coat “B” with the dots. I think it would to fun to have a “fun” raincoat! =)

  • Uta May 11, 2009 at 8:29 am

    I’d also choose “B”. At the moment, there are just too many trenchcoat style jackets around! (Although I like them!)

  • kbenco May 11, 2009 at 10:16 am

    B looks as if would cope better with serious rain, and the fabric is terrific. I enjoyed looking at the fabric site. Is it a breathable waterproof or a coated fabric? I wish I spoke Swedish!

  • SuBoo May 11, 2009 at 11:04 am

    I say ‘B’ – something a little different!

  • Antoinette May 11, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    I vote B for the fabric and for the “utility”. 🙂

  • cidell May 11, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    I vote for ‘A’. I love the clean lines. What a good challange you’re giving yourself!

  • luckylibbet May 11, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    I vote A as well. But I just prefer clean lines and am not a polka dot person :). Both look pretty difficult to me – good luck!

  • lsaspacey May 11, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    I vote for the polka dots, though I think a detachable hood would be great for that design too.

  • fredrik May 11, 2009 at 3:41 pm


  • Cindy May 11, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Both are great, but I particularly like B! Love the fabric.

  • eword10 May 11, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    I vote for B. B. B. B!

  • zora May 12, 2009 at 10:36 am

    Another vote for style B here.

  • Anonymous May 12, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    I think B is the one. Looks like a really fun coat. I’ve been lurking for a couple of months. Love what you create!

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