Monday, January 27, 2014

KCW 01/14: Day 1

This Kids Clothes Week is technically Winter but I am calling it 01/14, as it was over thirty degrees here today!  My mission is only to make one thing - a new raincoat for Issy.

I did some prep before the week started - cutting out the main fabric.  I went away across the Australia Day long weekend so I knew I would only have a scant hour tonight.

KCW Jan 2014: Day 1 - O+S Raincoat Hood

The main fabric is a soft greyish purple laminate I got from the Kelani fabric stall at the Melbourne Craft Fair last year.  I am using the Oliver + S School Days Coat pattern, which I have made previously for her.

In the hour I managed to cut the lining and sew the hood.

KCW Jan 2014: Day 1 - O+S Raincoat Hood

Annoyingly I even got the stitching around the edge done which looked great, but then I turned it over and I had managed to catch the lining folded over in the topstitching.  Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

SO I unpicked that (with no small amount of swearing) and then decided to call it a night.  I could imagine irritably resewing it and doing the same thing again if I wasn't careful :)

KCW Jan 2014: Day 1 - O+S Raincoat Hood

So far so good!

1 comment:

  1. It sooooooo not winter here - 01/14 is perfect! I am sending a big sympathy Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr back to you - unpicking sucks. And I can only imagine that you filled up your swear jar that night :) Its looking good though - its going to a very smart raincoat I think.