Growing up, my dad always insisted that my brothers and I wear rain coats. I was more of the run-to-the-car-with-my-hood-up type of teenager, but he made sure that we wore our rain coats. My rebellious self didn’t take a raincoat to college. After college, my mom gave me a great trench coat, but it doesn’t have a hood. Finally, years later, I decided it was time to have a proper rain coat. Enter the Kelly Anorak by Closet Case Patterns.
For my niece’s third birthday, I wanted to make her a coat. She lives in Boston, so I thought it would be a practical gift, in addition to being pretty. I already had most of the materials on hand, so it turned out to be a quick and easy project, as far as coats go anyway. Continue reading
I did it! You guys, this is a proud moment for me. There were some bumps along the way (including my mom saying this jacket was “too ugly to make”) but I’ve officially finished making my Anise jacket. It took me most of my spring break, and I probably won’t get to wear it again until the fall, but I am so excited.
Guess what? I made a muslin! For Christmas, my boyfriend gave me Colette’s Anise jacket pattern and a promise to buy the necessary fabric and notions to make it. I wanted to make the most out of my present, so I made a muslin of the pattern. It looks just a little bit like a clown costume.