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« on: July 21, 2008 06:36:30 AM »

I found a shower curtain on sale at IKEA. Since the swedish summer offers nothing but rain, I thought it would be a good idea to make a raincoat, and a shower curtain should be at least a little water resistant, shouldn't it?

So here it is:

I thought it would be nice to put a sash through the already existing holes at the bottom of the coat. but then I got second thoughts.... what do you think?

without the sash

and the buttons are homemade from bottlecaps and fabric....

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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2008 06:51:36 AM »

Fantastic coat!  The design is gorgeous.  Is it yours?  If it were me, I'd definitely go for that sash, but I'd finish the ends by sewing them down....maybe with another two of those covered button?

Amazingly creative.  It suits you too!

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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2008 06:54:19 AM »

That is totally gorgeous!
Beware though, you may still need to go over it with a couple of coats of waterproofing spray. My daughter's raincoat ws made form a shower curtain and it's fine in light rain, but in heavy rain it gets drenched. once one little bat has soaked through, the whole lot goes. I solved the problem with a can of Teflon spray.
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2008 07:11:57 AM »

I love it! Such a great idea Smiley Was the curtain difficult to sew with?

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« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2008 07:15:56 AM »

ooh, great job!
it looks nothing like a shower curtain...and in this case, second thoughts are good..

It really doesn't look bad with the shower curtain holes, so I would leave it..

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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2008 07:42:48 AM »

That is such a good idea! I need a coat for in the rain (good old unreliable British weather...) but all the ones I can find are like plastic bags and they get all hot and sweaty (icky).

I think if you are going to put something through the holes, run it in and out one way, and out and in the other way so that it's not uneven. If that makes sense. Undecided

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« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2008 09:45:38 AM »

I like the pink (?) at the bottom of the grey, but not really when it's threaded in and out through the holes.  Maybe just sew it on at a border at the bottom to add some color interest?

I'm a fan of the asymmetry in the front with the hood.  Nice.

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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2008 12:03:52 PM »

i find this truly awesome. not only that you've used a shower curtain (and the pattern looks nothing like that), i also really like the fit and pattern of the coat. also it doesnt look any plastic-y sturdy, but just like an average autumn/winter coat.
oh, and i would go without the sash, the shower curtin holes are so nice!
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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2008 12:53:08 PM »

that print makes a beautiful coat. great eye!

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« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2008 01:14:29 PM »

this raincoat is absolutely amazing!
if I could use a sewing machine properly I'd totally try to make a shower-curtain-coat too!
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