Recently, I got a little trigger happy on Fabric.com and purchased some fabric that was on sale marked down from $15.99 to just $5.95. They had just a few yards left and I just clicked away. It wasn’t until it shipped that I realized it was actually a laminated cotton.
So, a dress was out…wouldn’t that be a look? A laminated dress…can you imagine?
I had made Amy Butlers Rainy Days hooded jacket before, but was not in love with it. My hood always flys off my head. What’s up with that?
So, I took to the internet to find a new raincoat pattern. After a little bit of research, I settled on the Sewaholic Minoru Jacket.
I love that the hood is “optional” in that it zips away into the collar when you don’t need it. It’s a fully zipped jacket…no buttons! It doesn’t have any exterior pockets, which contrary to most people, I actually don’t like. I think they distract from the design of the fabric and add bulk to my curvy figure. There are interior pockets though which I think is more practical in the rain anyway! So there. It also has a wide elastic waist which I think I’ll prefer over the traditional tie belt, too. It cinches in even when the jacket is unzipped…love that.
So this will be what I’ll be working on for the next few days. I’ve read a ton on how to sew laminated fabric and found this post from Sewaholic and this post from Pink Chalk Studio to be super helpful.
I also found this post from Rocket Sews to be really inspiring. I wasn’t sure if a laminated cotton would really work for the Minoru, but hers turned out so cute that it gave me the confidence I needed to tackle this baby.
Who’s ready for updates? Be sure to follow me on Instagram for progress pics while I work!