A relaxed, unlined coat with hood or round-necked collar. Shown here in washed linen but works equally well in a variety of fabrics from parachute silks through to waterproof fabrics.
Linens, Parachute silks, coated or waxed cottons, lightweight waterproof fabrics and oilskins.
Pattern: The Utility Coat by TheMaker’s Atelier.
Fabrics: Water proof cotton fabric from The Cloth house warehouse & quilted lining.
Notions: Epic [polyfil] thread.
Pattern description: A relaxed, unlined coat with hood or round-necked collar.
Pattern Sizing: I made the size 12.
Did it look like the photo/line drawing on the pattern once finished?: Yes, although a little fuller because of the quilted lining.
What did you like or dislike about the pattern?: I love the simple clean lines of the pattern.
Did I make any pattern alterations or design changes?: Yes, I fully lined the coat, so didn’t bind any of the seams. I also used eyelets on the hood, as well as the waist, simple patch pockets, poppers instead of buttons and made a parker shape at the back. There is a very simple ‘how to‘ on The Maker’s Ateliers website, I used a parker of my daughter’s as a basic shape.
Would I sew it again or recommend to others?: Yes, a very well written pattern and if making the basic unlined version it is a quickish make.
Conclusion: delighted with my new winter raincoat and had some really lovely comments about it when I took it away for the weekend.
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