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Talea Raincoat

Added Jun 25, 2008

by mandypandy

Temple, Texas, U...






My first jacket/raincoat! We’re going to the Seattle/Portland area next week and I hear it gets pretty wet there, so I decided to make myself a raincoat. I got this great lightweight fabric on the dollar rack and used the rest of the green silky fabric I already had as the lining. The lining was an afterthought so I had to do some reverse engineering to figure out how to get it in. First time to do a lining—they’re tricky! To make it a true raincoat, I sprayed fabric waterproofing stuff on it (no staining, dries in seconds!). Oh, and I added side pockets—can’t have a jacket without pockets!

Material Notes

Polyester blend, silky type fabric as lining




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    Mar 21, 2009, 12.42 AMby christinesarah

    looks great and very wearable! I love waterproofing spray as well, it’s great because it also prevents most stains!

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    Jul 23, 2008, 12.34 PMby camilaustral

    neves heard of that waterproof thingie for fabric, i’m searching it… you look great

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    Jul 2, 2008, 01.40 PMby kristino

    That color is the best and I love the lining. Linings are so great when they’re delightful surprises like that.

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    Jun 26, 2008, 12.51 PMby smvphotography

    beautiful work! it looks great on you and the color is perfect for you!

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    Jun 26, 2008, 11.21 AMby kandakane

    Wow! Great job, good color, and terrific fabric find! Makes me think I should get going for winter now.

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    Jun 26, 2008, 07.50 AMby dianacirne

    This is great! I love the fabric!

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    Jun 25, 2008, 03.47 PMby ursy87

    Great colour on you

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    Jun 25, 2008, 03.12 PMby carlatv

    The color look great on you. Great buy on the fabric. I hope it holds up for you. Great job!

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    Jun 25, 2008, 03.05 PMby photinx

    I love it. Have you tried it in the rain? How does it hold up?

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