I want to make a bog coat, and found online that the March 2000 (#87) Threads issue had an article on it. This was before I discovered Threads. Was wondering if anyone could provide me with the basic guidelines for measurements, ease and construction?
I have made a lot of bog coats from this pattern. You won't have to worry about ease. For a very small person you can use 45" wide fabric, if I remember correctly, besides length, the only measurement needed is across the shoulders and down toward the wrist. This means 60" or 58" fabric for most people.
I usually trimmed the sleeve hem and the across-the-bust seam with ultrasuede - gives a nice finished look. If you have any more questions, ask away.
Thanks for your info. It helped to know how wide my fabric needed to be.
Have you checked with Threads Customer Service? They could provide you with a copy of that article. Also, look at Advanced Search at the top of our list of topics to the left of this screen & look for 'bog coat'. We had a conversation about it last year & you'll get lots of ideas & information. If you have questions, please ask away, as we're happy to reply.
Like Starzoe, I've made a couple of bog coats, too, out of queen-sized blankets, one lined with heavy flannelette, & the other (for winter) lined with Thinsulate & printed cotton, appliqued on the outside (back shoulder across, & front pockets) with the lining cotton, that turned out to be the warmest winter coat I've ever had, & it was washable. Good luck!
Thanks for your info. The search info was especially appreciated!
You're welcome :) I'm glad it helped (& that you found it).
Now I have to look up this and see just what a 'bog coat' is. Never heard of it.
Heather in Calgary
If you do a google search for bog coat you'll come up with several versions that will give you measurements/directions as well as the bit of history - why it's called a bog coat.
This site gives the measurements and construction.
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