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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.

Sewaholic Patterns Cypress Cape

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).

Assembly Line Shop Hoodie Parka Pattern

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).

Cashmerette Chilton Coat

Chilton Trench 5101

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.

Amy Nicole Studio Whitney Raincoat

Amy Nicole Studio Whitney Raincoat 5007
Amy Nicole Studio Whitney Raincoat in waterproof, breathable polyester from Rockywoods.com

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.

If you’ve made any of these, we’d love to see your work. Please consider submitting a Gallery post or or tag us on Instagram with #memadethreads.


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  1. User avater
    Hyacinth19 | | #1

    In looking at the laminated fabrics, I do not see a location where someone can purchase them retail (not wholesale). The link provided is a wholesaler.


  2. sewthrilled | | #2

    I don't know about anybody else but her designs are a dream and her patterns are a nightmare!

  3. DSwindle69 | | #3

    I have found Amy Butlers patterns very different and I like very much ,I have made four of her Weekend Travel Bags,they are not easy but very handy and nice.
    she has a talent that others like myself wish we could do

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