Made by me / Rain coat project

Rain coat is done – phew!

It’s not often these days that I spend a month working on the same sewing project. But this rain coat has been a handful, that’s for sure. Apart from the sleeve incident, I’ve melted fabric, created permanent holes in the wrong places and watched eyelets come loose after the assembly. But somehow I’ve managed to solve most of the mishaps and learned to overlook the remaining ones.

I finished the rain coat 11 pm last night and luckily it was pouring this morning, so I have already been test driving the coat – and it’s waterproof! And I love it. Love it! I won’t exhaust myself (or you) with all the details of the making today, but I will talk about how to sew waterproof garments in a separate post.


  • Xiao Xian
    June 12, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    This is quite unique and modern. I like it. Well worth the time you spent on it.

  • Amy
    June 12, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Fantastic! I can see why you love it so much.

    June 12, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Very nice!

  • Antoinette
    June 12, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    There's nothing like having the weather cooperate so you can test-drive a new garment! The raincoat looks great and you look adorable.

  • luckylibbet
    June 12, 2009 at 4:51 pm


    It looks super. And functional to boot – best of all possible worlds.

  • NGLaLALa
    June 12, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Awesome! You did a great job!

  • Lori
    June 12, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Looks fantastic, great job.

  • Christina
    June 12, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Your new coat looks very RTW! Well worth all the trouble it caused 🙂

  • katherine h
    June 12, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    What fun! Makes me want to go and jump in puddles.

  • Ann's Fashion Studio
    June 13, 2009 at 12:23 am

    Absolutely perfect. I love your jacket. You did an awesome job!
    Your pictures are so perfect too.
    How great the weather co-operated 🙂

  • gwensews
    June 13, 2009 at 1:41 am

    Your perseverence paid off–just look what you have! That's a great coat. Enjoy wearing it and receiving all kinds of compliments!

  • Sue
    June 13, 2009 at 1:59 am

    Great raincoat – I love your fabric choice!

  • Cindy
    June 13, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    Definitely looks like it works! I get so frustrated with long projects—you had good patience! Looking good.

  • Mary Nanna
    June 14, 2009 at 1:36 am

    That coat is wonderful, totally worth all your time and efforts and swearing.

  • Nancy K
    June 14, 2009 at 11:01 am

    I love the raincoat. Obviously finished in the nick of time!

  • kbenco
    June 14, 2009 at 11:13 am

    The raincoat looks terrific

  • Uta
    June 15, 2009 at 8:09 am

    Amazing, great coat. I can tell you love it from your big smile! Also, I love your new slideshow "Made by me" – so many great pieces.

  • Annakarin
    June 15, 2009 at 9:21 am

    Snyggelisnyggt! Skulle matcha mina prickiga gummistövlar perfekt. Vi får ta en regnpromenad nån gång helt enkelt.

  • Nancy W.
    June 22, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    This looks great. I love it! Definitely worth the time, effort, (and mess!)

  • geek sewing
    June 27, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    I want to try to sew a raincoat too! Yours is fantastic. Nice pictures.

  • Anonymous
    April 12, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Den är jättefin! Jag är själv sugen på att sy min egen regnjacka, men jag undrar bara om man ska fodra den?

  • TNW
    November 15, 2011 at 4:42 am

    Did you ever post your details on waterproofing? I am trying to make a raincoat for my daughter and would love to read your tips.


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