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Miss Ashley
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« on: February 27, 2014, 01:56:25 PM »

Hi all! I'm brainstorming out loud and was wondering if I was missing anything!
I purchased some wool flannel from the Trade Blanket and I've been trying to figure out the best use for it!

It is just over 3 yards and is 26" wide (in gray). I'm on the smaller side so I'm hoping I am able to make the most of the fabric!

At first I thought maybe another wool petti, but, I have one! I also considered wool flannel drawers, but I'm afraid they could be too itchy. I discussed with a friend maybe making some sort of sacque, but I'm not sure how I feel about the fit of the sacques quite yet? I feel like I would look like I was drowning in it. I think I would prefer a paletot (or the look and fit of one) for a jacket but still haven't bought the pattern for it yet, and for the amount of wool I have I don't think there would be enough. Another friend suggested mitts? But I only seem to find knitted or crocheted ones? Other idea would be some sort of hooded cape, not necessarily meant for total warmth but just something to sit on my shoulders if I'm around camp. (Another project I have been waiting on to complete would be my hood! Have to get ribbon casing yet!) I noticed a lot of CDV's with individuals in longer capes/cloaks but not necessarily short ones. I was looking around and seemed to fine some sketches or pictures of pelerines, mantillas, mantles, capelettes, etc but am not sure which style or shape would have been most appropriate? Or rather where I could find a pattern for one?

Are there any other ideas I can toy with and consider that I may be overlooking, whether it be for outerwear or something else?

Thanks so much! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2014, 02:09:45 PM »

Maybe a sontag?  Or an extra shawl?  Everyone I know who's made flannel drawers tends to describe them as 'toasty' rather than 'itchy', but your mileage may vary.
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Miss Ashley
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2014, 03:23:02 PM »

As of right now I have zero PC outerwear so really any option is better than no option! Smiley I forgot about sontags. My aunt was supposed to be crocheting me a shawl but I haven't heard anything about it recently. I wouldn't have a hood. Toasty would be good! I'm still considering the drawers option some, but I'm not sure how I'll deal with the wool right up against my skin so I'd hate to make a pair I wouldn't be able to use. I've been having sensitive skin when it comes to modern day thermal tops (and they're all I like to wear in the winter!) I think maybe because of the elastic? Tights have always been itchy for me, and my moms allergic to wool, but I have wool aprons that I can touch and don't break out. I actually bought the wool with drawers in mind, but after touching it it's a bit more scratchy than I was hoping Sad

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Marta Vincent
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2014, 05:49:33 PM »

Make a hood with a nice silk lining and there will be no issues with itching, you can trim it up to suit and it will keep you toasty in weather like we've had this winter!  There are a couple of nice patterns available too:  This one from KayFig http://shop.originals-by-kay.com/product.sc?productId=1294&categoryId=34, and a nice one by Anna Worden Bauersmith as well.  I can't find a link for Anna's hood pattern, but someone here will post it.
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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2014, 02:39:17 PM »

Here's Anna's pattern: http://annaworden.wordpress.com/welcome/publications/quilted-hood-pattern/


If you're up to adapting a free on-line pattern, here are the ones I know of:

Sarah's hood pattern, (with lots of cute pictures of her kids' hoods): http://thesewingacademy.org/index.php?topic=9832.0

The 1859 quilted cap, aka the "marquise hood": http://www.marquise.de/en/1800/schnitte/s1800a.shtml

And the 1864 "Red Riding Hood" (presented by Kelly, with lovely pictures): http://mackin-art.blogspot.com/2009/10/red-riding-hood_23.html

And there are some remarks from Mrs. Clark on using her sunbonnet pattern to make a hood:
http://thesewingacademy.org/index.php?topic=9832.0

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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2014, 09:03:52 PM »

i've modified liz's sunbonnet into a winter hood and it's very warm.  my daughter loves it {she calls it her winter hoodie, lol}.

i'd make my girls {well one of them} a wool petticoat, if i had extra wool flannel lying around. 
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