Friday, 12 October 2012
Making a toddler mac - Part one
After initially buying the fabric from Abakhan I downloaded my first ever PDF pattern from Etsy form a lovely Slovenian girl who goes under the monika of 'Tutorial girl' - here's the link if you get too inspired!
I started by carefully sticking together the PDF pieces to get this and then adding 1 cm seam allowance to each piece. I measured her current mac to check the size as they are in European childrens clothes sizes. Once I'd added the 1 cm seam allowance, I simple traced each piece onto some translucent white baking paper that luckily I had in the drawer. Top tip; It's good to use a meter rule as some of the lines that need tracing are long!
I then laid each pattern piece out on my shower proof fabric. It's got great 7o's style fairtale pattern that I wanted to make sure was really visible so I cut out very careful and probably had more wastage than usual. I didn't want to use pins (its' a rainmac after all!) so i used electric tape to tape down each piece. It worked really well!
So I'm all cut out now and ready to sew - something tells me this is going to be the tricky part!
Next installment will be next week.