Now that you’ve conquered those sleeve darts, let’s move on to sewing your inseam pockets & back box pleat of your Whitney Raincoat!
I love the sleek, sneaky look of an inseam pocket. The Whitney Raincoat cleverly has pockets hidden in the side front seams rather than the side seam. This makes your pockets a little more easily accessible, which I find very helpful when digging for my keys in a downpour! The following video will help you master the art of an inseam pocket. Soon you’ll be adding them to all your garments!
The center back inverted box pleat of the Whitney Raincoat is such a fun and classic detail. It adds extra swing and movement and also provides extra opportunities for customization. Cut your back pleat piece in a contrast fabric for a fun pop of color. Play with adding interesting details in your pleat topstitching. There are so many fun ways you can use this design feature to add extra interest to your raincoat. But first, lets learn how to sew the think in shall we!?
That’s it for this weeks installment of the Whitney Raincoat Sewalong. Next up we will tackle the scariest part of making a raincoat… water proofing!