Probably one of my favorite projects to date.
I really wanted to challenge myself and this was definitely that.
Not to mention 20+ hours of work.
But all for a custom rain jacket for my oldest in his favorite green....love it!
When I started researching, everything I read lead me to Seattle Fabrics and upon entering the store for the first time I fell in love. Seriously every product you could ever need to make high quality outerwear. They also ship products and their website is extremely helpful. This article on Sewaholic was also one of the most informative pieces I found to give me an idea of what I was getting into.
I started with this pattern for the jacket and then highly altered not only the shape of the jacket but also the fit. I ended up redrafting quite a few of the pieces to get the exact look I wanted. I incorporated many details from the different store bought rain jackets that we already own. All fabric and supplies were bought from Seattle Fabrics.
The pants were drafted from a pair of old sweatpants. I had to add all the details, create the adjustable waistband and also the back yoke. The fabric for these were an old pair of jeans but I completely cut them apart and didn't use any of the existing details.
Make sure you head over to the Project Run & Play website and vote for your favorite!