As soon as we saw the Eden pattern we both fell in love with it! The fact that you can make a raincoat or a duffle coat from this pattern is a win win for us.

We are so proud to stock the Tilly and the Buttons patterns and really enjoy making our own garments with the patterns we stock so we can relate to all our lovely customers.

When our next fabric order arrived I just knew I had to make the Eden in our Raindrops soft shell. The soft shell is shower proof and has a soft fleece backing so it keeps you warm and dry!!

Because of the fleece backing I didn’t want to line my Eden coat (as the instructions do), instead I decided to bind my seams. I spent a lot of time going through the instructions and I absolutely love the end result.

The only change I made was taking off seam allowances on the pocket flaps and storm flap as they aren’t lined (therefore no seam allowance was folded in). As the whole jacket has facings they included the seam allowances so I didn’t need to make any changes there. As my facings weren’t attached to a lining I have slip stitched them down where possible. You could see my stitches on the hood and hem so we used some bonder web to fuse the layers together and it is working wonders!

I used a cotton from my stash to bind my seams and I think it works perfectly with the soft shell and adds a little something to the inside of the coat.

I often go walking on the beautiful Isle of Arran and I’m beyond excited to wear my coat!

Happy sewing!

Fliss xx