April 15, 2021 1 Comment
Our 153 Siberian Parka pattern is derived from cold-weather garments, but can easily be given a fresh spin as a springtime raincoat with a lighter, weather resistant fabric. The extra room in the body and attached hood make for an attractive pullover to keep dry in Spring showers. This versatile pattern is easy to sew, which opens up a variety of options for functional construction. And, if you would rather have a front opening jacket than a pullover parka, we have a short tutorial on how to size this pattern down and add a front opening.
To style the 153 Siberian Parka for Spring, we suggest the following fabrics: waxed canvas, nylon ripstop, laminated cotton, water-resistant polyester twill, oilskin, or polyester.
Below are some fabric suggestions from some of our favorite fabric stores. Please note, these suggested fabrics are based on fabrics that are in stock at the time the blog post is written, and may go out of stock from store at some point. If link is invalid for specific product, look for a similar fabric you can substitute.
What fabric would you want to use to make a spring Siberian Parka? Let us know!