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Mrs Johnson
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« on: October 07, 2014, 07:30:19 AM »

i need to whip up some coats/jackets for my boys.  i only have wool coating, some fairly thick and some that are thinner.  i drafted a pattern for an overcoat, but i don't have enough fabric to make it up :/.  can i use a coating for a shorter sac?  they'll be unlined for now, i don't have the time to do all of the lining right now, but will probably do a quilted lining later on.  plus, it'll probably only be in the 40-50's when they wear them.

my other option is to make 1 longer one with 2 different coatings {they're both navy blue but are every so slightly different} and a red wool flannel overshirt for the other boy.  the girls will probably just use shawls.
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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2014, 12:42:14 PM »

I don't know a lot about young men's clothing, but I thought I'd try some of your question since there aren't any replies yet.

I think a great deal depends on how heavy your coatings are.  Even for an overcoat, I don't think the wool should be very thick and heavy -- multiple, thinner layers would be better.

You mentioned an "overcoat".  Do you mean a "second" coat to go over the "regular" coat?  If I understand you right, you just need plain coats.  How long were you figuring on making them?  If it is indeed an overcoat, it doesn't have to be really long; it's just cut with greater ease in order to fit over the regular coat.  If this is the only coat they'll be wearing, making a short, unlined sac coat would be fine.

I would hesitate to use two different materials, unless the colour could reasonably be called "identical".  It would be better to piece some areas if need, I think.

I hope this is helpful, and not too late.
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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2014, 05:40:53 PM »

it's almost finished.  it's a medium weight, from what i can tell anyway.  the colors are indistinguishable; well dh can't see a difference lol.

i'll post a photo when it's finished.
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