Up at 5am this morning and in a state of creative frenzy I decided to make my flamingo raincoat. The original dressmaking pattern didn't quite fit the fabric so I used a 1970 Le-Roi poncho pattern instead.
The shower curtain was quite easy to work with, I used a fine grade needle on the machine, Gutermann's polyester thread and zig-zagged the edges to prevent any fraying.
I added the tab at the collar to make the poncho more water tight and finished it off with a pair of green 1940's bakelite buttons snaffled from a vintage dress.
Check out the back.
I couldn't resist making a matching rain hat......
....not that I'll need it (fingers crossed) as the Glastonbury Festival's going to be red hot and bathed in glorious sunshine.
Cowboy boots? Oh yes! Veterans of at least 10 music festivals. Not the most fashionable of footwear but comfy and non-sweaty and just think of what's going to be squelching between your toes in those infamous Glasto porta-loos.