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« on: March 05, 2009 08:15:51 PM »



When I saw this challenge, I decided it was the perfect time to utilize two ratty old shower curtains (that were stuffed under my bed just because I thought "there must be something I can make them into!" ) to represent my very favorite song.



Ne Me Quitte Pas by Regina Spektor has a phrase that is repeated throughout that says "I love Paris in the rain/ I love Paris in the rain/ I love/ I love/ I love/ in the rain." My raincoat is a tribute to that, with that lyric written on the trim, and the refrain (Ne Me Quitte Pas Mon Cher Ne Me Quitte Pas) is written on the sash.



I don't have any pictures from the making of, but I do have some pictures of the aftermath:




This coat took almost an entire clear shower curtain, about a third of a green one (because of some mistakes and the oversized hood) and a whole spool of clear thread (and a little white thread too). I can't use a pattern to save my life, so I just created my own right on the shower curtain using a dry erase marker so I could remove the lines easily, and I used my winter coat as a reference.

Thanks for taking the time to have a look at my project. I'm so happy that I did this. I love the song, and now whenever it rains I won't be sad because I'll take my little ray of Regina sunshine with me.
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2009 08:17:34 PM »

Creative!
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Bubbleparty
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2009 09:58:49 AM »

I like it!

I love raincoats... now all you need is some matching boots. Goulashes.
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2009 04:52:07 AM »

It came out so well! I was wondering what you had been up to!
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2009 08:53:06 AM »

When I read your post, I thought...<<Ne me quitte pas>> doesn't have 'I love Paris in the rain' as a lyric Huh Youtube informed me that Jacques Brel was not the only person to title a song that Tongue

Very cute jacket, I love the teal with the clear Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2009 03:14:10 PM »

When I read your post, I thought...<<Ne me quitte pas>> doesn't have 'I love Paris in the rain' as a lyric Huh Youtube informed me that Jacques Brel was not the only person to title a song that Tongue

Very cute jacket, I love the teal with the clear Smiley

I'm glad you like it, and I'm sorry for the confusion. I did mention that the song was by Regina Spektor, but perhaps I should have mentioned it in the title. Again, sorry for any confusion.
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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2009 01:44:17 PM »

so neat! great idea!
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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2009 10:42:49 PM »

did you sew it on a regular machine? was the material hard to work with?
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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2009 05:57:44 PM »

did you sew it on a regular machine? was the material hard to work with?

I did use a regular machine, and it was pretty nasty to work with. The green was fine because it was really robust, but the clear was like sewing plastic wrap, and the tension on my machine has been a pain in my bottom, so things got a little messy at times, but it was worth it, I had a blast.
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« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2009 11:13:04 PM »

Great idea! I love paris in the rain as well. Although come to think of it... it's Paris... chances are there could be a hurricane and it would still be wonderful. =)
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