Monday, May 11, 2009

Vote for a coat


First thing first - thank you all for nice comments about the bag! And secondly, I need a little help. I'm making a raincoat for Pattern review's pattern making competition and have sketched out two designs. But I can't decide which one to make - I like them both. My wardrobe, however, doesn't need two raincoats so that's why I'm having a readers poll. Just post which one you think I should choose and the one who gets the most votes will be the one I'll make.

Style A: Blue raincoat. It's inspired by a vintage leather jacket that I own, which in turn has taken it's cue from the classic trenchcoat. I want the coat to have a naval theme and plan to use white snaps or buttons. There will also be a detachable hood under the collar. I'm a little partial to this coat since it already has it's own song.

Style B: Circle coat. This is the quintessential Scandinavian raincoat with a built-in hood. The circle print waterproof fabric is from Stoff och Stil and the jacket is designed with this print in mind.

15 comments:

  1. Both are great but I vote for style A. I love the idea of a detachable hood.

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  2. I'm intrigued by the band detail on coat B, with the 3 circles on it. How does that work exactly?

    I am a huge fan of dots because they are so much fun so I have to go with coat B, purely from a "love that fabric" point of view.

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  3. Although both style are great, I love coat "B" with the dots. I think it would to fun to have a "fun" raincoat! =)

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  4. I'd also choose "B". At the moment, there are just too many trenchcoat style jackets around! (Although I like them!)

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  5. B looks as if would cope better with serious rain, and the fabric is terrific. I enjoyed looking at the fabric site. Is it a breathable waterproof or a coated fabric? I wish I spoke Swedish!

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  6. I say 'B' - something a little different!

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  7. I vote B for the fabric and for the "utility". :)

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  8. I vote for 'A'. I love the clean lines. What a good challange you're giving yourself!

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  9. I vote A as well. But I just prefer clean lines and am not a polka dot person :). Both look pretty difficult to me - good luck!

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  10. I vote for the polka dots, though I think a detachable hood would be great for that design too.

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  11. Both are great, but I particularly like B! Love the fabric.

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  12. Another vote for style B here.

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  13. I think B is the one. Looks like a really fun coat. I've been lurking for a couple of months. Love what you create!
    KarenJeanette

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