Looking for a quick rain coat for your little one? I happened to be on the market for two new raincoats since my kids outgrew their ones from a couple of years ago.
I stumbled across this adorable rainbow polka dot Sunny Skies fabric by Riley Blake in cotton laminate (my favorite), and fell head over heels…
Making one is pretty simple. Don’t be scared off by working with laminates, it isn’t as hard as you think! I really love working with this versatile fabric. Let me show you what I did to make this poncho.
First off, I used 1.5 yards of laminate cotton for the exterior, and an additional 1.5 yards of regular cotton for the lining.
The great thing when you are doing all of this with the laminate is that you are working with the wrong side constantly against the sewing machine, so you don’t need to worry about the ‘sticky’ factor.
Now for the hood. Grab a pre-existing hooded sweatshirt for pattern sizing.
You will be thrilled with this poncho, and it will last for a couple of years (which in kid life is an eternity). Cotton laminate can go in the washer and dryer, or better yet – just get wiped off. How stinking cool is that?! And with all of the absolutely fantastic designs coming out now in this fabulous fabric – you just have to try working with it for yourself!!!