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Oh come on rain

Added May 17, 2012

by vchan38

London, United K...






I made this rain coat using Amy Butler’s coated fabric called English Garden Bluestone. The pattern is from a UK sewing magazine called ‘Sew’. I learnt a few tricks on how to sew with coated fabric or oil cloth through the project. You can see more details on my blog:


Material Notes

Coated fabric, Teflon foot




Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    Jun 2, 2012, 07.01 AMby tschasta

    I was thinking about amy butler oilcloth – thank you for your reply – now i give it a try ;-)

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    May 18, 2012, 10.54 AMby tschasta

    by the way – great finetuning elements inside ;-)

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    May 18, 2012, 10.53 AMby tschasta

    great raincoat. I am thinking about ordering oil cloth fabric since a year now, may I ask you a question: How does this fabrics feel like? Is it very stiff and can the air circulate? I am afraid of sweating in it a lot.

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      May 19, 2012, 12.22 PMby vchan38

      I won’t use home dec oil cloth for making clothing but Amy Butler’s is really quite soft and much more breathable than other oil cloth I’ve seen. Highly recommend for making rain coat!

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    May 17, 2012, 11.09 PMby sophienissirios

    This is really cool. I love the fabric you used. The colours are great :-)

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      May 18, 2012, 09.46 AMby vchan38

      Thanks! The fabric is really inspiring. I think it’d be cool to make a hip length version as well!

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    May 17, 2012, 03.23 PMby brisehuus

    Love your coat. Nice fabric, good work. :-))

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      May 18, 2012, 09.47 AMby vchan38

      Thanks so much!

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    May 17, 2012, 01.26 PMby orchiddream

    Can’t lose with Amy Butler. Nice job!

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      May 18, 2012, 09.47 AMby vchan38

      Very true. Amy Butler fabric maxi dress is in my to do list!

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    May 17, 2012, 11.26 AMby hdk100

    This is soooo coool!!

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      May 17, 2012, 11.50 AMby vchan38

      Thanks so much! Because the fabric is coated, and it’s quite warm too!

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    May 17, 2012, 09.58 AMby jennyrecorder

    If it is possible for a raincoat to be beautiful, then this is it!

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      May 17, 2012, 11.47 AMby vchan38

      Thanks!! I I’m glad you like it!

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    May 17, 2012, 09.56 AMby antony chauvin

    I like very much the fabric

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      May 17, 2012, 11.46 AMby vchan38

      Yes it’s really good and soft. I think there are other beautiful prints in the same collection.

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