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Message Board > Fabrics and more... > What todo with heavy-but-not-too-much wool woven ? ( Moderated by CynthiaSue)

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Date: 9/4/13 4:37 AM

So, I have this 3m yardage of amazing dark grey wool woven (Kenzo ... no less), which is probably flannel : one side very smooth, the other a tiny bit fuzzier. 100% non-stretch.

I bought it 3 years ago with the idea of making a cape, and then capes went out of fashion so I lost interest.

Problem is, it's too light weight and supple for a coat (at least for the structured coats I like).

It could make very warm pants but I run hot and it never gets THAT cold around here.

I toyed with the idea of a warm-ish blazer but I already have enough classic blazers (not to mention I've never made one before ...).

Do you have any other ideas ? Or maybe I'll make a cape nonetheless, fashion be damned !

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Date: 9/4/13 8:16 AM

How about a cape variation, like the Phillip's Cape by Silhouette Patterns? It is a vest with an removable cape overlay. (I haven't made it; just discovered this pattern recently.)


Or like this old Butterick 4747 pattern, which has a one-shoulder capelet over a slim jacket. This concept should work with the smooth side of your fabric out.


A long skirt would be another possibility. Since your fabric has drape, you might even be able to do something like this Gucci flannel skirt:

Or this Pendleton skirt:


If it is not scratchy, what about a button-up shirt? The Archer Shirt has a sew-along going on, and mentions flannel as one of the fabric options in the pattern description.

Good luck making a decision!

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Date: 9/4/13 11:15 AM

I would go for an unstructured jacket. Something you can throw on and go shopping or to the grocery store. It is something I have been thinking about since last winter. I even have a very old Burda pattern, only problem is I will have to size the pattern up about 2 sizes.

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Date: 9/5/13 7:46 AM

Thanks ! I like the idea of the flouncy skirt and the unstructured jacket. I have heaps of Burda mags, I should be able to find something in them.
It's not scratchy, but too heavy for a shirt, though ...

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Date: 9/5/13 10:44 AM

how about something like simplicity 1540 simplicity also has a similar version in a collection of shorter jackets. you could also do a hooded sweatshirt or a vest.

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