My Wool Anorak

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  1. 16ga

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    Well I have said it before and I'll say it again, I have the best wife in the world! I made a deal with my wife, I would buy her a serger if she made me the anorak. We used a pattern for a fleece hoodie and it worked great with only a small modification to have togggle closures instead of a zipper. I found the blanket at a local church thrift store for I think $5. The antler toggles are from a small spike horn whitetail deer I shot last fall. I bought the leather with a coupon from Michaels and I have enough left over for a Sami sewing kit. I kept the tag off the blanket and sewed it onto the anorak to preserve the heritage of the blanket in a way. I think it turned out fantastic. Thanks for the inspiration BCUSA.
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  2. UDTfrogman

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    Looks great! :dblthumb: Where did you get the pattern?
     
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    I'm making the same deal. Turned out good!:44:
     
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    Wow it looks fantastic,your wife really knows what she is doing!
     
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    Sick blanket for $5.
     
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    Very nicely done
     
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    Looks great! She did an excellent job!
     
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    Beautiful Job!
     
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    Looks great. She did an awesome job. Wish my wife would take the same deal.
     
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    sweet

    very nice work
     
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    She did a great job and it looks great. I hope you can post a follow up later on. Also congrats on that steal of a deal.
     
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    well done ...
     
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    That is very nice. I would like to make one from canvas. That is a good looking pattern. Might have to take apart one of my fleece hoodies:)
     
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    Thanks for the kind words everyone. I'll post the name of the pattern and the number tomorrow.
     
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    wow.. that is awesome.. she rocks..
     
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    darn nice work there & it looks awesome too! thanks for sharin'!
     
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    That is a great looking piece of gear! Thanks for posting and looking forward to learning about the pattern.
     
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    Nice, and I like the color also. I'm going to have to make me one someday.
     
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    Very nice! Kudos to your wife! :35: Approximately how thick is that blanket material?
     
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    Outstanding. Very impressed.
     
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    alas, my wife already has a serger. I found some wool fabric at a thrift store last week with this type of project in mind, thanks for the inspiration. Now that it's done and you've had a chance to wear it, is there anything about the design that you would change?
     
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    It's thicker than a cheap fleece blanket but it is not as thick as a surplus blanket.
    I made the leather cord for the toggle pieces way too long. I would do that differently other than that I'm thrilled with it. I still have to post the pattern info.
     
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    I've been looking into doing that for a long time. Can you please post the source of your pattern? I haven't been able to find any that I really like. Beautiful job!
     
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    That's awesome. Very nice job!
     
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    mine from a british wool blanket[​IMG]
     
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    thats a real nice one!
     
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    People have been asking for the pattern so here it is! Sorry it took so long I'm training on a new aircraft at work and between that and family it's been hectic. The pattern was bought at "Fabricland" a Canadian fabric store but I think this is a easily obtainable pattern we used pattern C. For what it's worth my wife made me the pj pants as well and they are quite comfortable.
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    ok... here's the plan... you send her to the spa saturday morning and tell her you're going bushcrafting. You call one of your fellow Cannuck bushcrafters to come over to the house and take the serger til Monday. you and friend start a fire in the back yard to create suitable smokey aroma on your clothing. "discover" the loss when you get home. "call the police", but arrange with a police officer friend to respond and "file a theft report" (he's gotta be off duty... not trying to really make a false report here. that would be illegal.) cry and wail with her over the break-in and theft. offer to trade an anorak for a "used" serger that just "happens" to show up on craigslist. Bushcrafty friend delivers serger to you after work Monday (time lapse to do so covering the story of going to buy another one).

    or you could just trade her a day at the spa for an anorak. but i like my way better.
     
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    Thanks for the pattern link...
     
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    Hey 16ga That is Very nice there bro!

    a suggestion: do not wash your anorak in water or the bits of leather will probably get sort of messed up. (hard and warped or shrunken) Probably you should dry clean it or, if someone ever says it needs cleaning, just say "nah, that would detract from the 'character' it has aquired through use".
     
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    That looks really well done. New vendor? lol
     
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    Very nicely done!
     
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    This is what my lovely & talented wife made for me from a $8 Hobo Freight blanket. This one is 80% wool and of good thickness by Western Safety. I asked her to add the handwarmer center pocket (deep enough to not lose stuff) and also the chestpocket. I also asked her to make the hood portion very long. It will drop off the back if unneeded, create a regular hood as shown, or if needed for sleeping in, it will pull the way up, over and back down across my face. It's long enough that when I sit, it wraps under my butt but I had her make the sleeves 3/4 length so I won;t have to roll them up making fire or cooking. She did a great job making this essentially from scratch.

    ps: Sorry for the glasses and cigar...but I had fun playing with the Photobucket toys.

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    That has to be the most elaborate, ridiculous, complicated sharade I've ever heard... I LOVE IT! Good thinking brother, it just might work!
     

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