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Trench coat for Seattle rain

Added Jan 30, 2013

by janellelile

Duvall, Washingt...






Trench in waterproof cotton.

I changed a few things – I didn’t care for the yokes so I borrowed the ones for the front from one of the other versions of this coat from the magazine and just redrew the back yoke. I used a 42 but took out some ease and did a narrow shoulder adjustment all in one by cutting along the grainlines and overlapping them for a total of 2" taken out of the circumference. Obviously I made a muslin after these changes :) And I left out the piping and made it shorter.

More info/photos on my blog: http://pairofbuttons.blogspot.com/2013/01/sewing-review-1.html

Material Notes

Waterproof cotton raincoating from Gorgeous Fabrics




Garment Type

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    Mar 7, 2014, 05.22 PMby MrsCharisma

    Gorgeous! Several of us are about to do a sew along and I am thinking of using this pattern. I only have 3 yards of fabric so I need (AND WANT TO) make it shorter.

    Do you know how many yards you used? I’d probably be sewing some combo of a 42/44.


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    Aug 17, 2013, 07.39 PMby Irina Schwab

    wow, did you actually make that?! Well done!!

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    Feb 4, 2013, 02.30 PMby jeffrey

    Well done! What a wonderful finished product. Congrats.

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    Jan 30, 2013, 01.10 AMby Missy Janecke

    Nice! We need trenches right now :) I was thinking about digging out the one I plan to make, because it’s a little more fashionable than my big ski coat :P

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      Jan 30, 2013, 09.17 PMby janellelile

      Yeah, no kidding. I’m just trying not to drown when I step out the door. And that was pretty much my reason for wanting a waterproof trench…hoping to not look like such a hot mess in my rain gear :)

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