13.2.10

Rainwear II

Well, the sound of rain on the tin roof at night was enough to motivate me to finally sew those buttons on.  Here it is...

 
  
I keep changing my mind as to whether I like it or not.  Today, I like it.  I think the not-liking is because the construction is not quite to the standard that I would like.  The welt seams were going all very well until I hit the curved seams.  Sadly, the curved seams are in very prominent places, being the tops of the shoulders.  I had lots of trouble with the pockets, as mentioned previously.  I have noticed that the Burberry cape that was my inspiration piece does not have pockets.  Obviously, their designer knew that the pockets would be difficult!  Also, my buttonholes could be improved.  I only ever do regular button-holes with regular thread, but I think perhaps a different treatment was needed for this fabric.  Ahh, the fabric.  I do love the fabric.

Now, if only it would rain when I was out and about and not when I am curled up in bed.

PS for pattern and fabric details, see my original post.

9 comments:

  1. I'm a little sick of the rain we've been having in Sydney (or more the humidity that comes with it!) but wouldn't mind it at all if I had that fabulous raincoat.

    Fabulous work Katherine!

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  2. Fabulous cape, and it looks great with thongs, which shows it belongs in tropical QLD.Isn't it supposed to be wet season?
    Wishing you daytime rain.

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  3. You will be the best-dressed person when it does rain for you!

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  4. it looks great! great job! oh yes I know all about flat felled seams round bends - I bet it looks all wavy on the underside... hurumph! still you and the sewing internet world will be the only ones to know and we won't let on..

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  5. The rain-cape looks fabulous. Definitely the nicest one I've ever seen. Might have to work towards something similar!

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  6. Katherine, It's been torrential in Sydney too. Love the idea of a caped raincoat..Is it from BWOF? Where did the fabric come from?

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  7. It's really wonderful - how can you not love it? Stop looking at it and just wear it because people are going to try and swipe it off you!

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  8. You look terrific in that cape! And, you will forget any little imperfections when it rains and that fabulous little number keeps you dry!

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  9. What pattern did you use? Or did you create your own?

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