June 23 ~ Make It, Wear It! Inspiration

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Sewn by Kathryn, Les Petits Anglais

Pattern: Reversible Coat Pattern #11 from Ottobre 01/05
Fabric: PUL with Cotton Poplin lining

Kathryn writes, “The only tip I can give, I think, is that you can use PUL to make garments other than nappy covers. I’ve done snow-pants for both my children and they were very effective in last year’s mammoth (for the UK) snowfalls. In our current beautiful weather I haven’t been able to give the raincoat a proper road test but I think it should be at least shower-proof. I used the reversible coat pattern #11 from Ottobre 01/05 and, as you’d expect from Ottobre, it goes together beautifully…

For sewing PUL, it helps enormously if you use a fine ballpoint needle and sew s-l-o-w-l-y! Keep pins to a minimum (for obvious reasons!) and make sure you pin in the seam allowance wherever possible. A walking foot will make the whole process so much easier– I’m not sure I’d want to tackle even a nappy cover without one.”

You can see the back view of the jacket and learn more about Kathryn’s experience with the pattern on her blog. It’s great fun to look through Kathryn’s sewing for her children on her blog; she uses lots of great Ottobre patterns. Don’t forget: You can enter to win a subscription to Ottobre this month! See details below. We also have Amy Butler raincoat patterns in the shop for both children and adults.

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49 Responses to June 23 ~ Make It, Wear It! Inspiration

  1. Lois says:

    That is such a cute little girl. And what a perfect coat for her!

  2. ~Helena~ says:

    Adorable, great colors too.

  3. Kate Del Bel says:

    This is so adorable. I love the bright coloured fabric!

  4. Trish B. says:

    Super-cute coat! I would love one for my girl

  5. Joke says:

    I wish I had a raincoat like that…

  6. lina m. says:

    I love the style of this raincoat….very cute!!!

  7. Ramona says:

    Adorable raincoat and child!

  8. Jessica C says:


  9. corinnea says:

    This is so very cute!

  10. celtic momma says:

    I love the idea of making a raincoat from PUL! Must go buy…must go buy….

  11. Kristy says:

    They finally sell PUL at our local fabric store. I might have to try a coat for my kids.

  12. Ginger says:

    Cute rain coat. But after using PUL everyday for our cloth diapers I don’t think it would hold up over the long run in a raincoat.

  13. Christine says:

    I would love one of these for myself!

  14. Could she be ANY cuter!!!

  15. Mama Lusco says:

    Beautiful jacket and so practical!

  16. Marcia W. says:

    Adorable rain coat

  17. Sara says:

    This just makes me smile:) So bright and colorful for a little girl!

  18. Kelli says:

    LOVE IT! This rain coat is so precious in that great fabric. It’s perfect for a little girl’s coat. And the model makes it that much cuter!!

  19. Cat says:

    Oh my gosh! Love this!

  20. Doris says:

    I’ve been wanting to get some laminated cotton to make one of these for myself!

  21. Oh….I really wish I had a girl 🙂

  22. Sarah says:

    Very cute!

  23. Can’t decide which is cuter…the fabulous coat or the beautiful girl with the curls. Happy Sewing! 🙂

  24. Alicia says:

    You inspired me! At a yard sale, my friend found me an insane amount of fuschia linen fabric…it made an adorable knee length skirt. So cute!

  25. georgia says:

    ahah! I never thought to use PUL for clothing. Great tip!

  26. Rochelle says:

    That fabric is yummy, especially for a rainstorm!

  27. JJ says:

    Fun fabric choice for a rainy, cloudy day!

  28. Fawn says:

    Oooh! I want to make this for my future children. It’s so cute! I love that she pointed out the recommendation for the walking foot and ball point needle; thanks so much 🙂


  29. Katie says:

    I really need to look into Ottobre. Everything I’ve ever seen from it turns out darling! This raincoat is no exception!

  30. 4vs1 says:

    This is a really cute coat! I wonder where to find PUL with cute patterns?

  31. Desiree says:

    what a cutie! pul really isn’t that bad… once you find it online 🙂

  32. elsa says:

    oh so cute! love the jacket and the little girl!

  33. Ruth says:

    Cute raincoat. I love the Ottobre patterns!

  34. Angela says:

    I love this. The colors are fabulous.

  35. Claire says:


  36. Unity says:

    Oh, she is a cutie! And the coat is stunning on her. 🙂

  37. Suzanne says:


  38. susan hwang says:

    very cute! i’m loving the bright colors 🙂

  39. Tong Yu says:

    Love all the bright colours, such a adorable coat!

  40. QSOgirl says:

    absolutely adorable!! (and the coat is very cute, too ;))

  41. Courtney says:

    This is so cute and bright.

  42. Melissa Ann says:

    That’s adorable!

  43. DebbieKL says:

    Love the fabric used on this coat!

  44. Morgan says:

    Oh my. I’ve been looking for excuses to play with PUL and this just might be it.

  45. Pamela says:

    Adorable raincoat! Off to check out her blog!

  46. Andi says:

    Cute! Love that bright fabric, too!

  47. Sade says:

    I’ve heard that to “pin” fabrics that would show the holes too much (PUL< leather, vinyl…) it's handy to use paper clips.

  48. Jenna Sarowitz says:

    Love the raincoat, a great idea to use PUL!

  49. Lyndsay says:

    I ‘ve made a few things this month.. now just to get them entered.. It’s my first time entering and I always choose an odd morning hour to do something I’ve never done before…

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