With all the rain we have been having I needed to get my new raincoat made. I found some fabulous fabric at The Cloth House warehouse sale, its cotton both sides with rubber sandwiched between, perfect for wet weather dog walking. The Utility Coat has 2 styles, round neck and hooded, I decided on the hooded version.
Fabrics: cotton & rubber waterproof fabric.
Pattern Sizing: 12
Did it look like the photo/line drawing on the pattern once finished? yes, minus the pockets.
What did you like or dislike about the pattern? I like the simple, well explained, clear instructions.
Did I make any pattern alterations or design changes? I made the parker style alterations, as explained over on The Maker's Atelier journal. I bound most of the seams with ready made bias binding and when I ran out overlocked the seams. Next time I will make my own bias binding, that way I won't run out.
Would I sew it again or recommend to others? Yes, I'll defiantly make another as the pattern is a dream to sew, maybe next time I'll make it in Parachute silk as suggested in the pattern.
Conclusion: Wonderful, easy to wear coat. It took me a few days, dipping in and out - I would have made it in a day if I'd had the time to sit sewing.
I bought the pattern, all fabrics & notions and my opinions are my own.