|Circa 2005 - man....what a summer.|
I was very happy to be introduced to The Boy Trifecta; a blog by a mum of - you guessed it - three boys. It's were I discovered the Urban Hoodie pattern from Heidi and Finn.
tutorial and add a zipper instead of buttons. Mine didn't turn out quite as nice as hers (zippers and I have only recently come to an amiable understanding), but I certainly don't lose sleep over it.
At the end of a long, cold, rainy day I decided that Rowan needed a raincoat too. While the blue hoodie is made of a light sweatshirt (knit) fabric, the raincoat is nylon with a flannel lining. I realize the design is not the most waterproof, but it doesn't really have to be. I couldn't come up with a realistic scenario that would require him to endure pouring rain for more than 2 minutes.
Same pattern, just tweaked it a little by lengthening the body and foregoing the bottom trim. I wish I had cut the material before purchasing the zipper, because it (the zip) ended up being too short. To make up for that oversight, I added a snap closure. Yes, I know I could have postponed finishing it in order to purchase a longer zipper, but....it was 11pm and I didn't want to stop on account of a technicality!
Besides, he'll grow out of it in two months and I'll have a chance to do it all over again!