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The Dressy Raincoat... Or The Disappointing Minoru

Added Feb 25, 2013

by caramia-made

British Columbia...

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Description

I made a raincoat using the Minoru pattern from Sewaholic Patterns, but it didn’t turn out as well as I’d envisioned… The sleeves are too tight and it’s difficult to move in it. Oh well. More details on my blog.

Blogged here

Material Notes

Nylon rip-stop, satin lining

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Jacket/Blazer
Style
Casual, Classic
Material
Other

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    Feb 25, 2013, 04.32 PMby Mary Athey

    It looks good on you just put a.piece.in from the armpit down if.you have leftover fabric. I’ve done this and.its not even noticable when I corrected the sleeves x

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      Mar 1, 2013, 03.45 AMby caramia-made

      Ahhh brilliant. Would I need to unpick the entire sleeve from the main body? And then gather it more on the top of the sleeve? I’ve never done this before – thank you!

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      Mar 1, 2013, 03.45 PMby Mary Athey

      Hi. I would.pop the coat on a dress form or hanger, open the side side as much as you need plus part way down the underside sleeve seam. Try it back on and work out how much you need to add for comfort. If its part way down both seams add the piece you’ve cut out then just taper it at both ends.it should’nt be noticable as its under the arm.try it anyway and see. Hope.this helps x

    • Cara_kiss_large

      Mar 6, 2013, 03.41 AMby caramia-made

      Brilliant! Thanks so much, I’ll have to try it :)

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