Spring Showers Jacket

Thursday, April 24, 2014

If you had told me 5 years ago that I would one day sew a rain jacket, I would never have believed you. Yet, here I am today taking part in a pattern tour for the Spring Showers Jacket by Elegance & Elephants. I’m pretty sure I squealed when the pattern arrived in my inbox!

Spring Showers Jacket

After my initial squeal, I quickly grew concerned as to where I might find waterproof fabric in my tiny town. I was in too big of a hurry to get started to wait for an online order, so I checked out some of the pattern tester’s fabric picks. Well, Alida of Alida Makes came up with the absolute genius idea of using a shower curtain. I love my $13 shower curtain as a jacket so much more!!

Spring Showers Jacket

Avery’s pretty thrilled with the hood and pockets.

Spring Showers Jacket

I love the cinched look Heidi created in the pattern with cording, but I knew dangling strings just weren’t the right thing for us. To create the look with a little less hassle, I added some elastic casings in the sides of the jacket prior to sewing in the zipper. The high/low hem makes for a trendy look as well as extra wetness protection.

Spring Showers Jacket

This is one of those patterns that includes so many details that make the final product look so professional. Heidi thought of everything from a zipper shield, hood visor, and deep pockets too a hanging loop and great topstitching. I would probably classify this pattern as advanced beginner, but keep in mind using slippery fabrics can make it even more difficult to sew.

Spring Showers Jacket details

It’s all perfect for jumping, stomping, and splashing through the puddles!

Spring Showers Jacket jump

I may have never imagined I would sew a rain jacket, but I’m happy to have added this one to the list! Be sure to check out everyone else participating the the Spring Showers Jacket tour. Heidi is offering a great discount during the tour as well as giving away free patterns. To receive a dollar off the price of the pattern, use discount code: TOUR. You can purchase the Spring Showers Jacket here.


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