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swing coat rainwear

New postby bridesmom on Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:35 pm

I want to make a rain coat for DGD but I want a swing style. Can't seem to find a pattern, so do you think if I revamped a regular hooded coat style and used a body off a jumper pattern that is quite 'swingy' that it would work?
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Re: swing coat rainwear

New postby MartySews2 on Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:59 am

I think using a swing coat pattern like Butterick #5401 or McCall's #5718 could be adapted for a raincoat. Hope this helps.
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Re: swing coat rainwear

New postby DorothyL on Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:16 am

I made my winter jacket from a pattern for a casual unlined jacket.
U often use patterns just to cut the shape I want and be sure the pieces fit together. After that it's the fabric and what you do with it that makes the difference.

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Re: swing coat rainwear

New postby PaulineG on Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:37 am

I made one for dd a few years back and couldn't find a pattern so I just extended the side seams into a flare and it came up quite well but not quite swingy.
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Re: swing coat rainwear

New postby DorothyL on Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:14 am

If you slit the back of the pattern part way up and spread it open it would probably make it into a swing style. But I would play around with it before using the fashion fabric you want for the coat. This is, after all, my idea and those don't always pan out the way I hope they will.

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Re: swing coat rainwear

New postby bridesmom on Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:44 pm

That's what I was thinking of doing Dorothy, as well as using a jumper pattern back. I've been looking at pattern pictures and I will do a sample out of some scrap first JIC. And if it works out, she'll have a swing jacket too!
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