July 24, 2019

I picked it up at the @mccpeace shop in Aylmer. The 2 hoops were empty so I added the chain. And my favourite is the little @lionsclubs logo in the corner.

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July 18, 2019

The design of this coat is very much a reflection of my style. Simple, clean and minimalist with subtle little details.

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July 17, 2019

It’s all done and I am really proud of it. I really like the design of the jacket, the fit of it / how it wears and finally I am really enjoying the texture of the waxed cotton. This has been a substantial project for me and has shown me that I am growing /

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July 15, 2019

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks making myself a rain coat and this week I finished it! I made a few minor tweaks, waxed the outer shell and put in the snaps to connect the lining to the jacket.

Yay me.

July 1, 2019

Last week I started working on a rain coat and made the outer shell. This week I made the lining for the coat.

June 28, 2019

I have finished the outer shell. I still need to add the flap for that big pouch in the front and I’m working on the lining now. After that, waxing and little details & notions.

Want to see the process? Watch the previous post or click the link in my bio to watch the full version.

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June 24, 2019

For the past few weeks I’ve been figuring out the basics of making a raincoat, a few days ago I made a sample jacket and now I’m ready to get sewing the actual coat itself. This week I focused on sewing the outer shell.

June 17, 2019

It’s been raining a lot, so I want to make myself a rain coat. I did my research and discovered a technique known as waxed cotton, waxed canvas or tin cloth. It’s a process of permeating cotton fabric with a combination of waxes and oils to make it water resistant.

I bought myself all the necessary materials and got to work experimenting with different techniques. These are the results.

June 12, 2019

In this week’s video, I taught myself both how to draft a hoodie pattern and then sew it. It was a case of incremental improvements.

Want to see the video? It’s the post before this one, or click the link in my bio.

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June 10, 2019

I have never made a hoodie before, but I want the skillset in my arsenal, so I did a bit of YouTubing to figure out the basics and then from there figured out it by trial and error.

Step one: drafting.
Step two: cutting.
Step three: sew.
Step four: fix and repeat.