Very cool, nice work. The buttons are a perfect match. Is the laminated fabric difficult to sew? I think I've talked my mom into making my son an art apron with some.
The problem I had was that it did not want to feed through the machine properly. Sewing seams (with right sides together) wasn't much of a problem because the wrong side of the laminated fabric is just a basic cotton weave. However topstitching was basically impossible, when the right side of the fabric was (not) being pulled through the feed dogs properly (and also sticking to the presser foot and bunching-basically not feeding through at all). My solution was to 'borrow' tear-a-way stabilizer scraps that we throw away at work (the remnants of embroidering lab coats) and sandwich the garment between them. It fed nicely, but I had to be super careful when tearing the stabilizer away, because it tended to lift some of the stitches (causing loops) even when I tightened the tension and the bobbin and shortened the stitch length.
This could be a problem with my machine, but it generally does pretty well with a variety of fabrics, so can't say for sure. [/quote]
First off, I love the raincoat and how everything matches, great job. When I read about your troubles it reminded me of something ... I have had issues slightly like that when sewing with vinyl. Recently I came across something online, that could be a solution for the both of us, I have no tried it yet. But here is a link that might be useful ... http://paradisodesigns.blogspot.com/2011/01/method-monday-tutorial-on-pleathervinyl.html