The next pattern we’re sharing from Project Smooth Sorbet is the David Rain Coat. Or David Rain Jacket…you may hear us calling it both! This pattern fills a hole in our pattern collection for sure!
The David Rain Jacket is a unisex kids zip front raincoat with bound edges, raglan sleeves and a panelled hood. A choice of curved bound pockets or big boxy pockets with flaps.
There is an expansion pack for adding a lining available separately here.
The David Rain Coat can be sewn in sizes 12 months to 14 years. We can’t wait to make more of these and include the boys too!
One cool thing about the David Rain Coat is that is can use so many different fabrics. Laminated cotton, polyurethane and coated cotton. For lightweight coats Cotton drill and denim. We used 2 different fabrics and love both versions.
For the first David Rain Jacket, we used a shower curtain. Yep, a shower curtain! Hailing back to our refashioning roots…we grabbed a clear plastic shower curtain from a local store and some neon green bias tape to seal the seams.
We actually grabbed two because we didn’t know how much “fabric” it would require when said “fabric” is in the shape of a shower curtain and not continuous yardage. But we not only sewed Annie a rain jacket from one shower curtain, but we sewed one for Tina from the same shower curtain too! So we’re giving the other one away on Instagram…follow us there!
The other David Rain Jacket we made uses another fun fabric. Raspberry Creek Fabrics offers a wide variety of board shorts fabric, and we’ve used it for swimwear often. But we wanted to try something new and used it for making a rain jacket. We also used boardshorts fabric for the bias tape on the edges, thereby making it more waterproof.
And they have so many gorgeous prints that I honestly couldn’t not decide which one to use for Annie’s capsule wardrobe we were planning using all the patterns! When I turned the decision over to her, she unhesitatingly chose this one. Good choice!
In all honesty, this fabric isn’t quite as water repellant as the shower curtain! But it wicks away moisture fast enough that in a light sprinkle it totally works for a rain jacket. Technically, this might be classified as a windbreaker. Call it what you will…Annie’s worn it constantly!
Making the David Rain Coat was a very satisfying experience. We highly recommend this pattern, no matter what fabric you use.
Purchase the David Rain Coat here in the Project Run & Play shop.
Need the expansion pack to add a lining? It’s here.
Find our review of the Parfait Polo from Project Smooth Sorbet here.
Read more about the Bacio Basic Tee pattern here.
Grab the whole Project Smooth Sorbet pattern collection here.