Wool Anorak

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  1. jesseinthebush

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    Has anyone made one of these? if so did you eyeball it or did you find a pattern. Id really like to make one that has a large pocket, hood, and buttons to make the neck hole larger. just trying to figure out how much a big deal it will be to make.
     
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    I'm planning on trying one soon. I've been practicing my sewing skills and gathering supplies over the last few months. Hope to get started soon. I plan on using a loose fitting long sleeve pullover as my pattern. Then make the first one out of old sheets to adjust the fit and get the size and fetures I want. Then I'll disassemble that and use it for my pattern with the wool.
     
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    Several magazines have posted designs for a capote coat. And you can find patterns for sale online at crazy crow I do believe. They aren’t hard but a pattern is a must for me
     
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    I cut apart an old hoodie at the seams and used it as a pattern for the one I made.
     
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    I recently made one and video'ed the process on my channel. I searched in the thrift stores until I found a "hoodie" that fit over all the clothes that I normally would be wearing under the anorak. I then layed the hoody down on a folded wool blanket and marked the outline with a piece of chalk. I added around a half inch all around the "pattern" for seam allowance. It seemed like a fairly simple project to me. Of course this was an over simplified description here of the process but overall it was not difficult.

     
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    Oh! You're THAT guy.
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    My mom has mad skilz with a wool blanket. She used a pattern for this and it's VERY roomy around the middle (but I've also lost a ton of weight since these photos (or the anorak) were made...

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    Your mom did a great job making that anorak.
    I like a longer back or a flap to sit on. Some anoraks have almost like an add-on flap.
     
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    Mom can start a business.
    Excellent!!
     
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    There’s multiple threads on wool anoraks.
     
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    I originally made this many years ago - but when I lost a lot of weight I re made it.... P8280173.JPG P8280174.JPG P8280177.JPG
    The sleves have hidden elasticated, Ventile, cuffs and the pockets are plain canvas. The beret is made from off cuts and the badge is a horn "South Wales Bushcrafters" logo made by a pal.
     
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    I'd follow Lonnies design , very simple to make and anything he recommends I do it without a doubt ! This man is a walking book of experience, I have bigger respect for him
     
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    Man that is one sharp looking coat! Love that big collar on it too! I'm sure I can find a pullover pattern but, do you happen to know which one Mom used?
     
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    I do like the looks of your anorak. Since you had access to Ventile, I might have added a cape made of Ventile to go over the shoulder area. You did one fine job!
     
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    I like all three of these. I'm going to have to take pieces of each one that I like to make mine. Goodphotos, your mom's got some serious skills. I would use that design, make it a little longer, and add a zipper like mountain Joe. Then add the elastic cuffs and belt like John Fenna. Great job guys!
     
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    There is a pattern on the interwebs using a US army blanket. The whole thing comes out of one blanket folded in half and is amazingly simple. I made one after having made a more complicated one from a Green Pepper pattern.
    I STRONGLY advise getting a cotton bed sheet from some second hand store before making one of the army blanket pattern ones from it. The dimensions for the sleeve cuff is too big and it may be too wide for you. With the bed sheet you can cut and resew to find the dimensions for you. You may also have to use some of your scrap to lengthen the sleeve. Sew the pocket on first before you sew the sides. It just makes it easier to do on the machine.
    The only place I am seeing the pattern show up now is on Pintrest. It used to be all over. If need be I can email you a copy I have downloaded.
     
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    The bits I had were leftovers fro making a version of a 1960s type Venyile SAS smock, two pairs of trousers and a pair of over trousers... not enough left for anything else :)
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    I do make a lot of my own clothing!
    The bear patch is my working logo..."If you go down to the woods today...." etc
     
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    You have some very fine sewing skills. I once made a lined Goretex parka with under arm pit zips. Still have it. The smock and pants look great. You are lucky to have easy access to Ventile. Howe and Bainbridge used to make it in the States, but they no longer do. Importing it is expensive. I buy my Ventile stuff now commercially made.
     
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    I made my own with a pattern from Walmart.

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    I'll ask. :)
     
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    Hey there from Cascadia! Check this out. Cold Weather Clothing System
     
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    Don't have a good sewing machine, got one like this from Fred Ashbell.
     
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    This is the pattern I used. The measurements will have to be tailored for you.
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    She just got back to me...
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    This is exactly what I did. I have a few coats that are snug and I don't like them for the woods, because it is hard to move around in. I picked a sweatshirt that was a size bigger and used that as my pattern. I first made my anorak out of paper, then I altered the paper pieces until it fit the way I wanted, then I took apart the paper hoodie and used it as a pattern. The nice thing about a commercial pattern is that it has instructions.

    This is the one I made from a deconstructed hoodie:
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    This is the first one I made from a commercial pattern.
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    That is amazing! I really like that shirt!
     
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