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    After reading through the Wool-Blanket-Anorak-Extravaganza I came to the conclusion that I needed to make an anorak. I read through most of the posts and made a pattern, borrowing from several different ideas. I made a rough draft with the pattern out of polar fleece. It did not come out very well. So I searched the internet for the Green Pepper pattern that Wildschwein used I used an Italian wool blanket I had stinking up my basement. I got it a couple months ago, just as the weather started turning cold, rainy and mostly overcast, so letting it de-stink-ify outside for any amount of time wasn't an option. I had it hung in the basement with a fan oscillating on it for about 10 days. It helped, but there is a faint hint of the mothball aroma still lingering.
    I wanted this anorak to be fairly warm, so I lined it with thin worsted wool taken from the great kilt from my SCA days. I lined the hood, collar, and cuffs with leather taken from an old bomber jacket I got when I was 16. I used tan BDU buttons. The from pocket is fairly large with a hand-warmer pocket behind. The hood from the Green Pepper patterns was so tremendously enormous and shaped just right that when I put it on the front fell down to my chin. I lopped 2 inches off of the bottom hem and put it back on. This helped a great deal.
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    I want to thank everyone in the above posted links for the inspiration to get this done.
    I will get some action shots a bit later.
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    Very nice job, better then the one I tried to make
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    That's really nice. I will have to keep my out for one of those blankets.

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    That looks great!

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    Did 1 blanket provide enough material? What size shirt do you typically wear?

    That Anorak will definitely keep you warm. Not only that, but it looks great, probably the best I've seen!

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    +1 for the amount of material. Off from surgery, need something to occupy my time.

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    man that's awesome! nicely done.....I too was wondering if one blanket did the job and also what size you wear.
    Any pass along info is appreciated

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    To clarify, the pattern was the Green Pepper Women's Fairbanks Anorak...correct?

    Very nicely done.

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    Wow that's a nice looking bit of sewing you did did you need a heavy duty sewing machine
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    Someone obviously knows what they are doing when it comes to sewing. Smoking good job on that. Awesome if you ever start selling them let me know ASAP.

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