Little Splashes Hooded Raincoat & Runabout Jacket by Amy Butler
For all sizes of little girls, and all types of rainy days! Brighten a young girls outlook with fresh laminated prints (for the Raincoat) or home dec fabrics (for the Runabout). A lightweight lining and multiple style options with great finishes, these sweet jackets are the cure for dreary skies!
The yardage given is for a one-way design. Allow extra yardage for matching or centering a design on your fabric.There are so many great options with this coat! The Raincoat exterior is made using 58” wide mid-weight Laminated fabric from the "Love" collection.
You can also make a light weight Jacket by using 54" wide Home Dec fabric for the exterior.
For the Lining use either 44” wide quilting weight or 54” mid-weight Home Dec fabric.
This Coat was designed as a fitted garment so light weight clothing can be worn underneath. Make the next larger size for heavier layers.
To get started, check the charts below to determine which size and length coat you’ll be making.
Use the Body Measurement Chart to determine the size you'll be making. First take a measuring tape and measure around the fullest part of the child's chest, waist and hips. Their chest measurement will dictate their size. If their measurements fall between sizes, choose the larger of the two sizes.
BODY MEASUREMENT CHART:FINISHED LENGTH CHART:
measurements are from the base of your neck to the hem of your choice.NOTIONS NEEDED:
-1 spool of coordinating all-purpose thread - Check out my new Premium Thread Collections for Rowan available June 2010
-1 small spool of Button & Carpet thread (I use Coats brand)
-Buttons for covering: Size 3/4" (I use Dritz® #14 Button Kit) Please save the instructions and template on the back of the package. Please check the chart for the amount of Buttons required.
-Flat Buttons with 4 holes: Size 5/16" - Follow the same quantities in the chart.
IF USING LAMINATED FABRIC YOU'LL ALSO NEED THE FOLLOWING SUPPLIES:
-1 pkg of double sided tape (I use 1/4" wide Wash Away™ Wonder Tape® from Prym-Dritz®)
-Sewing machine needles - Size 12 or 14 sharp (either size will work).
-Binder clips or large paper clips (I use Binding & Hem Clips from Collins®) You can find them in most Quilt Shops.
-Teflon® coated presser foot for your sewing machine or a roller presser foot. Ask at your local sewing center for one that fits your machine.
TOOLS NEEDED: Scissors, Measuring tape, Ruler, Iron and Ironing board, Straight pins, Long straight pins, Hand sewing needle, Seam ripper, Smooth edge tracing wheel, 1 pkg of wax free tracing paper from Prym-Dritz®, Chalk pencil, Turning tool (such as a closed pair of scissors)a