Based on the fabulous coat worn by everyone’s favorite pirate, this gorgeous little hooded raincoat has a few tricks of its own. Being totally reversible, from sleeve cuffs to belt, it also has reverse color-way pockets, secret inside pockets and the hood is generous for dolly hair. The cute Umbrella Sheath is also reversible. Made from pliable fabrics with a sheen, such as Chintz, wax-impregnated fabrics or Quilter’s Cotton, and with plenty of top-stitching together with a unique construction technique, this relatively easy PDF pattern creates an adorable and stylish little raincoat which every 18” girl should not be without. This pattern is designed to fit 18” soft-bodied dolls such as American Girl ®.
Make a matching coat for little sister with the Rainy Days coat designed to fit 14.5" dolls such as WellieWishers™.
-Fabric Requirements: Fabrics used for these Reversible Raincoats were wax-impregnated Batik with Faux Suede as contrast, Lightweight Wash-Bag Waterproofing with Quilter’s Cotton, and Chintz with Cotton as contrasts. Any lightweight, pliable fabric with a sheen which resembles waterproofing is suitable. PVC and Plastic Laminates are not advisable due to the cut of the Raincoat. Knit fabrics are not suitable.
Umbrella Sheath fits 8 ¾” Umbrella from umbrella tip to bottom of handle; Body approx. 6 ½” from tip to end of spokes.
-Raincoat & Umbrella Sheath: Fabric of Choice (with Sheen) - 2/3 Yard
Contrast & Umbrella Sheath: Fabric of Choice - 2/3 Yard
Bias Binding for Belt Carrier Loops (or Gross-Grain Ribbon – ¼” wide) – Raincoat: 5/8” wide X 6”
-Bias Binding for Belt Carrier Loops (or Gross-Grain Ribbon) – Raincoat Contrast: 5/8” wide X 6”
Small piece Lightweight Tear-Away Stabilizer: 4” x 12”
Small piece Fusible Webbing: 3” x 2”
Small Buttons or Beads for Cuffs and Umbrella (Optional): 8
Small Metal Charm or Ribbon Bow for Top of Center Back Slit (Optional) & Umbrella: 2
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 31 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.Download, Print, Sew!
Why would you put princes seams down the back of this coat. Liked the way the outer coat and lining went together at the sleeves. Lots of top stitching!
The pattern was easy to follow. It fit well too. I made it using flannel backed vinyl and lining it with ripstop nylon. I had to be careful when pinning the vinyl but it turned out very well also made the boots out of the vinyl which was a flower print.
Great instructions. Well designed coat.
Very well written.