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Making a warm,wool,winter coat

Anne_McBlain | Posted in Fabric and Trim on

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  1. Anne_McBlain | | #1

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    I have a wool tweed that I am using to make a calf length, raglan sleeve coat (similar to LLBean style coat) I live in northern Canada and want to wear this coat in -10C to -20C. Does anyone have experience with using a windproof underlining with wool? Would this add too much bulk? I have a nice rayon lining to use-so hope this would "breath" -then I propose to use a light windproof fabric and then have the wool tweed as the outer part of the coat. Has anyone tried this?

    1. Karen_Vesk | | #2

      *In my experience, wind blows right through tweed if you don't use a very good thermal interlining. Unfortunately I can't remember the trade name of the one I usually use, but it's easy to identify: it's silver on one side, and has a thin "batting" on the other. Although the silver is solid so that it's wind-proof, it has small perforations that allow it to breath. It's readily available at Fabricland and even *gulp* Walmart. Cost was approximately $12 Cdn/metre, if memory serves me.When interlining items for myself, I only make a "vest" shape that comes to the waist, but some of my clients prefer in to be longer, especially in the back. Some even ask for the interlining in the sleeves.It doesn't add bulk - I've even used it in lightweight jackets.

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