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School Days raincoat-underlining?

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    wendy @wendyls

    I couldn’t find anything about this in an existing thread. I’m about to start a raincoat in a pretty light laminated cotton with a flannel lining. I’ve never worked with this fabric before and am concerned that the coat won’t have enough body, but I see many versions in the Flickr pool that look great. Should it be fine or does it require some sort of underlining to stiffen it up a bit?

    Wendy 🙂

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    wendy @wendyls

    Actually, having looked at it again I think the seam allowance will give it enough structure. I was worried about the hood in particular but I think it’ll be o.k.

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    Sarvi @Sarvi

    Hi there — sorry about being slow to respond — I made this in laminated cotton with a shot cotton lining, very light and not warm, but just fine for keeping the rain off. It didn’t seem to cry out for any more structure, but I was expecting it to be pretty floppy.

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    Liesl Gibson
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    I think it could be quite heavy and uncomfortable with the lining and an underlining, especially in warmer weather. The lightweight laminates are actually a really nice fabric for this jacket, and they’re a lot easier to sew than some of the more traditional, heavier laminates. Have fun!

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