my new “rain” coat

I found a cool rain coat at the thrift store. But instead of getting it dry cleaned I threw it in the washer and dryer and the scotch guard or what ever made it repel water came off. I could get it treated again, but I don’t want to be exposed to the toxic chemicals. You know, cancer and all.

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One thing I couldn’t stand was the belt. It had a buckle that was too much trouble to fiddle with every time I put on or took off my coat.

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So I cut it the belt in half, removed the buckle, and sewed each half into the opened up side seams.

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Then I put a strip of elastic in the back at the waist for more definition.

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Then I put my own label in.

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et voilà! Now I love it!

The waist is more feminine and I will never lose the belt.

I do wish it didn’t suck up the rain, though…

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5 Responses to my new “rain” coat

  1. annie says:

    I like it! I love the label that you put in!

  2. patti says:

    Thank you! I’m putting love labels in all the clothing I make or refashion.

  3. Nice work – and I adore that label! I wonder if the stuff they use on tents, for waterproofing, is safe – there have to be “green” folks who also like to stay dry (one would think).

  4. It’s still a great jacket, even if it doesn’t repel water! 🙂

  5. Susan says:

    Nothing good ever comes from doing laundry.

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