Fun basic rain jacket
A review of Waver Jacket
This jacket was half cut out in my storage room for over a year (don’t judge me – I had a baby!), and I just got around to sewing it up. I made the short version of the Waver jacket with the following changes:
- I omitted the drawstring waist for a more a-line shape
- I omitted the topstitching on the body of the jacket
- I added some embroidery to the patch pockets to complement the lining (and, in all honesty, to fudge over some dodgy machine topstitching I tried first…)
- I used poppers (Prym anorak 15mm) instead of buttons and buttonholes
I don’t think I changed the sizing at all. The sleeves are just long enough (I have long arms), and the fit of the body is roomy enough for layers underneath without swamping me.
I really like the cut of the hood on this jacket. It’s curved enough that it stays forward on your head without the need for a drawstring, and doesn’t block too much peripheral vision.
This jacket sewed up nicely with clear instructions and pattern markings. My fabric is a light/medium weight coated sparkly number purchased from the Cloth House when they used to have the outlet in Camden – I think it was just a couple of £ per meter. I got the lining there also, a lovely smooth gold cotton. I think this will be good for spring showers, but I wouldn’t particularly trust it in a heavy downpour.
All in all, I recommend this pattern as a nicely-designed basic raincoat pattern, suitable for a confident beginner or intermediate sewist. Thanks Papercut Patterns!