Date: 08-24-2006, 09:17 PM (1 of 5)
I'm looking to make a dress coat for myself with McCall's 5060 coat C. However, I just can't find anything that would be warm enough for the winter. What materials have you used/are using with success that would provide warmth for a michigan winter?
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Date: 08-25-2006, 07:21 AM (2 of 5)
I think I would go with a light to medium weight wool for that pattern. Layer it with a sweater underneath for warmth.
But I don't like heavy clothing.
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Date: 08-27-2006, 09:04 PM (3 of 5)
Yesterday I saw two bolts of camel-colored wool on the clearance table at Hancock fabrics. One was a lighter weight, one was a medium (?) weight. I didn't buy any, though.. Even though it was on clearance, it was still $12/yd or so for the heavier one (probably a good price, but still pricey for me), and I have too many sewing projects in the queue right now. There was also a small amount of a lovely, very lightweight burgundy stretch wool. Couldn't imagine what to do with it, though, since there wasn't enough for a coat.
I think the key with making a relatively lightweight wool coat warmer is probably making it longer. I had a full length wool coat a few years ago -- the wool wasn't very thick, but it was so nice and warm because it covered my legs too.
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Date: 08-27-2006, 09:50 PM (4 of 5)
|Wool is a good choice. Make sure you line it with proper lining. I can't for the life of me remember the name of the lining but I'm sure someone else will jump in with it. It will make a world of difference.||
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Date: 08-28-2006, 08:47 AM (5 of 5)
I have never seen stretch wool. It would make a gorgeous sweater type garment.
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