In the image above, my Hearts4Hearts Girl, my Consuelo doll, is modeling an adorable hooded raincoat. As we kick off the rainy fall season here in the northern hemisphere, I think this project is perfect for a back-to-school “look” for doll clothes fashions.
It has been a while since I gave you a very advanced project to sew, but this week’s hooded raincoat project’s free printable sewing pattern (which will be posted as a PDF on Wednesday this week) gets five stars on my difficulty scale, which means it’s going to be a tricky item to make.
In addition to the fact that it has a lining and hood–both features which can be challenging for those of you new to sewing–this project also uses a gusset and piping.
Make note of the light grey trim that goes around the hood in the image below. That’s called “piping,” and it can be challenging to add to a garment if you’re not familiar with this type of trim.
I’ve added links to how-to videos on both piping and gussets on my Helpful Tips and FAQ’s page. You might go check those out, if you want to brush up on your advanced sewing skills.
The pretty pink fabric that I’m using for the lining has a map-of-London pattern. It’s an adorable cotton fabric! In case you’re wondering, I bought it at Hobby Lobby. Here’s a link to that super-cute London fabric, which you can buy online.
The grey fabric looks shimmery, like a slick raincoat, but it’s really just grey polyester.
Now as I’ve said, this is a five-flower (advanced) sewing project, but if you want to make it a little less tricky, substitute the polyester fabric for cotton. It’s much less slippery to work with.
The buttons on the front of my doll’s raincoat are 6 mm pink pastel buttons. You can buy buttons like this at craft stores or on Etsy. Here’s a link to miniature button ads on Etsy, for your convenience.
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