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"Rainy Days"
Brighten the day with these sweet jacket designs - in laminated fabric for a lightweight, lined raincoat, or in home dec fabric for a sunny day runabout. With two pocket styles, a generous hood & tons of great finish details, you can liven up your outerwear with bold prints and a fresh take on everyday wear!

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click here for a list of fabrics as seen on the cover

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Materials List (for all styles & sizes)

The yardage given is for a one-way design. Allow extra yardage for matching or centering a design on your fabric.

There are so many great options with this coat! The Raincoat exterior is made using my 58” wide mid-weight Laminated fabric with the "Sandlewood" print from my "Love" collection.

You can also make a light weight Jacket by using 54" wide Home Dec for the exterior. My "Sandlewood" print is also available in the Home Dec fabric.

For the Lining use either 44” wide quilting weight or 54” mid-weight Home Dec fabric.

If you're working with laminated fabric, be sure to check out my "Laminated Fabric Tips" on my website before you start your coat. These tips will really come in handy.

This Coat was designed as a fitted garment so you can wear light weight clothing underneath. If you'll be wearing heavier layers you'll want to make the next larger size.

To get started, check the charts below to determine which size and length coat you’ll be making.

Use the Body Measurement Chart to determine your size. First take a measuring tape and measure around the fullest part of your bust, waist and hips. Your bust measurement will dictate your size. If your measurements fall between sizes, choose the larger of the two sizes.


measurements are from the base of your neck to the hem of your choice.

-1 spool of coordinating all-purpose thread - Check out my new Premium Thread Collections for Rowan available June 2010
-1 small spool of Button & Carpet thread (I use Coats brand)
-Buttons for covering: Size 7/8" (I use Dritz® #14 Button Kit) Please save the instructions and template on the back of the package: 6 buttons for the Short length, 7 for Mid-Thigh, 8 for Knee length and 9 for the Long length
-Flat Buttons with 4 holes: Size 7/16" - Follow the same quantities above.

-1 pkg of double sided tape (I use 1/4" wide Wash Away™ Wonder Tape® from Prym-Dritz®)
-Sewing machine needles - Size 12 or 14 sharp (either size will work).
-Binder clips or large paper clips (I use Binding & Hem Clips from Collins®) You can find them in most Quilt Shops.
-Transparent tape
-Teflon® coated presser foot for your sewing machine or a roller presser foot. Ask at your local sewing center for one that fits your machine.

TOOLS NEEDED: Scissors, Measuring tape, Ruler, Iron and Ironing board, Straight pins, Long straight pins, Hand sewing needle, Seam ripper, Smooth edge tracing wheel,
1 pkg of wax free tracing paper from Prym-Dritz®, Chalk pencil, Turning tool (such as a closed pair of scissors)