Sunday, May 4, 2008

It's raining, it's pouring....

We went out today to get a few things that we really needed. Let's see Jack needed rain boots, Frank and I needed some grown up toothpaste (sorry extra fun, Sponge Bob toothpaste, you just don't do it for me) some cascade, body wash, Q-tips, and oh yeah, some food would be nice. After I got home, and got it all put away, I was feeling great, and thinking that we would be set for a while now.

It never fails. As soon as one list is checked off, another one starts. I took Anna's pink, waterproof, spring coat out of the wash and realized it had seen it's day. It was given to us about three years ago. A hand me down. I do love hand me downs.

I was about to make a mental note that she needed a new raincoat, when I remembered I had just the fabric to make one.




About a year ago I got some waterproof fabric from Joanne's, and I found the perfect matching fabric in my stash. I used this pattern from Jackie Clark, and well, there you go.







I used snaps instead of the buttons and loops, and added a flower (requested by little lady).




Eve was excited to have a friend to puddle jump with!


The best part though, was when she came back inside, and I got her all changed and warm, and out of the blue she said "Mama, I lub (love) my new coat." Ah, be still my beating heart. Now you know why I make so many things for this child.

26 comments:

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a great jacket - it is always nice when you have the materials on hand when the inspiration strikes! Eve looks as it she will get lots of use out of it.

Kathleen Grace said...

You never cease to amaze me witht he projects you whip out at a moments notice! What a beautiful little girl and an adorable coat:>) I can see why you like to sew for her, what a precious thank you that was!

Katie Jean said...

Oh, I love it! she's sooo cute too :)

Denise said...

Oooh I would 'lub' that coat too, I want one in adult size :) I'm working on a pair of pants for Kiki (my dd) trying to get lots of practice in on my new machine.

QuiltedSimple said...

I love it - I'll have to get that pattern - I just got the drive through sweater one for my mom to make sweaters for the kids. Great ideas you are passing on.

Kris

amandajean said...

nice job on the rain jacket. it looks like you did an amazing job. just what does your fabric stash look like, I am wondering. if you pull out waterproof fabric from the stash, I wonder just what else is in there? and how sweet that she loves and appreciates it. that is the best.

Tristin said...

Beautiful jacket-you are obviously very talented... But I agree with amandajean--what does your fabric stash look like if you just happen to have waterproof fabric tucked away? Impressive, I imagine!

Laura said...

What an adorable rain coat and adorable little one wearing it! What talent!

Roze said...

The rain jacket is beautiful. A perfect little girls coat, I would have loved it too!

Marcia said...

Very cute! She's a doll! Your fabrics look great together as a jacket.

Stephanie said...

So cute and practical. I lub it too!

angie said...

Definitely the cutest rain coat I've ever seen!

Julie said...

What a beautiful raincoat... you are amazing!

Steph said...

Oh, that coat is too cute!! I remember my great-grandma sewing things for me as a child, I felt so special.

Kelly said...

I am amazed too at how quickly you get into a project and how beautiful they turn out. i need weeks of planning it out in my head first!

Very sweet.

outside-thelines.blogspot.com

Kate said...

Fantastic jacket!

Cyndi's Re-Creations said...

Wow what a sweet little coat and you did such a great job you are truly talented!! I can't sew clothing to save my life!

a friend to knit with said...

ahhh katie! you did a fantastic job.
that is just too darling!
oh....little girls!!!

Sandy said...

That rain coat is great! You manage to get so much done, I am so impressed! How do you manage with 3 little ones?
I'm trying to find more time, but it's so difficult! :)

Lisa said...

That's a great coat! You must have a fierce stash to just be able to whip that out.

Dove Knits said...

It is SO. CUTE. I want one just like it!

Missy said...

That has to be the cutest rain jacket ever! You really should sell the things you make.

Shannon said...

So much better than anything you would have found in the store. Goodness Katie are you getting good. Gives me hope that with practice, I may not stink so bad!

Ravenhill said...

Oh, how sweet when you get such appreciation from your little one for your hand sewn clothes! It is truly lovely! Such a delightful coat with the prettiest fabrics.

-Emily in Norway

Collins said...

I love this rain coat! The fabric is so pretty. Your golden retriever is so cute! I have a golden too, named Scout.

Erin said...

Love, love, love this rain coat! I love all the stuff you make... you are very talented! I found the same fabric at our JoAnn's and am making an outdoor bench cushion out of it. Question for you... I'm fairly new at this sewing gig ... any tips on how to work with this fabric since it kind of has a "sticky" backing to it. I was having some issues with it on my machine... maybe I set the tension or pressure wrong??? My seams keep gathering.... very frustrating. Thanks!!!