I started drafting the pattern for my raincoat this weekend. But I still don't have much tangible result to show - it's mostly trial and error at this point. Yesterday I drafted a hood for instance, only to realize that the shape and size was all wrong for what I had intended. All the pattern books I own was originally written in the 80's and there are some oversize trappings in them. So today I started fresh, using a hood from a Burda jacket as a guide and drafting instructions from the Metric Pattern Cutting book.
I've had similar struggles with the raglan sleeves, so at this point all I can say is that the proof will be in the muslin. But I don't feel like making seven muslins this time, that's for sure!
And tomorrow is my (well, not so) big race! I picked up the number tag today, so now I'm very committed. Haven't run a mile in two weeks though, due to travel and illness, but it felt really good last time I ran so I still feel pretty optimistic. The only issue is that I am by default a very competitive person and the time will probably be something of a disappointment. But I really need to let go of emotions like that anyway, so it will probably be a good thing in the end. And since this is a sewing blog, I want to mention that I'll be decked out in some home sewn running gear, most likely some old stuff from the classic Kwik Sew book. I'm just not a very fashionable runner to be honest :)