My new raincoat made with the Sewaholic Minoru pattern in waxed canvas. Pretty crazy to use such a stiff fabric for this pattern, but I got it done and it did turn out pretty neat. Hopefully I'll stay dry if it ever rains again.
The sad part is that I don't love it. Maybe it'll grow on me, but right now it feels like a letdown. The main problem is the fit. I did muslin and went up two sizes, plus did a broad back adjustment, and sewed the entire underarm seam at a scant 3/8th seam allowance, but it's still tight through the back and shoulders. I can't comfortably wear a big sweater underneath. Boo! Lesson learned: always do a second muslin for a big project, especially if you're ignoring the recommended fabrics. Unfortunately, I think that my body type may just not mesh well with the Sewaholic fit model.
Here's the lining which I do really like. I love the buffalo plaid flannel and I used a sample piece of silk charmeuse that I overdyed with indigo for the sleeve linings which you can see a teensy bit here. Instead of fusible interfacing which didn't make sense for this fabric, I used a piece of an old sheet that I've kept for making muslins. It has a high threadcount, tightly woven. Worked great as a sew-in interfacing for the placket and collar lining, and interlining for the sleeves. Machine basting the silk to the cotton sheet also made it super quick and easy to sew later.
Modifications: lined hood, left off cuffs and did a facing hem on the sleeves, single welt pockets done using Poppykettle's excellent tutorial.
Materials: Waxed canvas from A.L. Frances Designs. They were so wonderful to work with and did a custom product for me with a lighter weight 7 oz. canvas. I really like this stuff because it is waxed with beeswax instead of a petroleum based wax like most waxed canvas. So cool!
For next time: eh, I don't know. I guess I could go up another size in the shoulders, but I think I may just have to let this one go and accept that this will not be a multiple make pattern for me.
Thank you, Sammy, for taking these pictures for me two days before you gave birth. You made me look great!