I finally got around to making my raincoat - the one I said I was making last year at this time and never got to it.
This is an Amy Butler pattern. I found it easy to follow and geared towards a beginner to advanced beginner. I am normally a size larger when it comes to most commercial patterns so I took my measurements and opted for the XL jacket since the pattern said it was supposed to be worn with something thinner underneath and be more of a tailored fit. Even with a larger size typically I tend to need a little extra give around the middle so I added a bit there as well.
After all that I found that this pattern is right on with my normal fit so a large, and maybe just a slight waist adjustment, would have been perfect. Next time! It is fully lined although I am considering making one that is not lined for these warmer summer months.
I omitted the belt since I'm not comfortable with them and I also decided to go with a the pleated pocket. I'm not quite sure which marks I was looking at but when I put the front together I realized one pocket was way too high. It would have looked ridiculous to leave it so I lowered it even though it left marks in the laminate. Now the marks are almost invisible especially if you don't know they are there.