Pattern Roundup: Raincoats
For a lightweight jacket option that shelters you from showers, look no further than these fantastic patterns for spring. No matter what style you choose, whether it is a trench coat, a mackintosh, a parka, anorak, or poncho style, you can make your own raincoat and greet the spring rain in style. Plus, they are also the perfect excuse to try sewing laminated cotton.
And while you’re making your own rain gear, try covering your own custom-made umbrella to match, following our online tutorial by Sandra Ericson. For more information on sewing rain-appropriate attire, check out “Sew Fashionable Rainwear” (available to Threads Insiders) by Claire Meldrum in Threads #148.
This lightweight cape is features wide, raglan sleeves, a hood, a front-zip closure, and flap pockets. Inverted box pleats in back control the volume. The design offers plenty of ease, so you can wear this over a few layers in cool weather. The pattern comes in women’s sizes 0 to 20 (bust 30 inches to 45 inches, waist 24 to 39 inches, hip 36 to 51 inches).
The Hoodie Parka has a relaxed fit and A-line silhouette. The hood extends up in front to keep out the rain and cold breezes. There are front pockets in the front waistline seam, and large flaps for security. The coat closes with hammer-in snaps. A shoulder yoke and pleats at the back shoulder make this a comfortable layering piece. Women’s sizes range from XS to 2XL (bust 108 centimeters to 153 centimeters, seat 120 centimeters to 165 centimeters).
The Chilton is a classic, belted, fully lined trench designed for curvier figures and plus sizes. It comes in two lengths and has all the traditional trench-coat details, including flap pockets, a chest and upper back rain shield, epaulets, and sleeve straps. Read our full review of the Chilton Trench 5101 pattern.
This fully lined, A-line raincoat ends at the lower hip. A zipper closure, generous hood, raglan sleeves, and back pleat make this easy to slip on and off and move in—so it’s ideal for hikes in changeable weather. Read our full review of the Amy Nicole Studio Whitney Raincoat 5007 pattern.