I have wanted to make this Marcy Tilton raincoat for such a long time! I love the shape -- sort of like a Japanese lantern. It is fitted through the shoulders and then has some flare that is controlled at the bottom with a series of eight darts. And, I have had the fabric that I wanted to use forever. It's from Apple Annie Fabric and I have no idea what the composition is. It's an embossed very light weight, almost plastic feeling fabric. When I bought it I had no idea what I would use it for until I saw this pattern and decided they were made for each other.
Because the fabric is so thin, and I knew I wanted to be able to wear the coat more than on a rainy summer day, I decided to line it with a flannel back lining -- this one is a beautiful lipstick red from Sawyer Brook. It was so slippery that I had to use a dual feed foot to control it as I sewed. The pattern has a hidden placket for the buttonholes.
In between the front and the front band is a double row of rattail cord. Because I didn't think the fabric would press well, I interfaced the collar and the front facings with black silk organza that I sewed in.
Absolutely love the coat and would consider making it again in a very different fabric, perhaps including some of the design elements suggested in one of the other versions. The directions were excellent and easy to follow.