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Date: 9/5/13 11:02 AM

the weather is cool this morning, but it will gradually warm up. i'm thinking of a new jacket for cooler weather. Polar fleece really doesn't keep me warm. I'm thinking about simplicity 1540 the red version made shorter in boiled wool, or a Mccall's unisex hooded sweatshirt with a zip front which I don't have the # for offhand. I'm afraid of the bulk of boiled wool, especially a collar and buttonhole. Would wool coating be as warm but thinner and easier to work with? Does wool coating have enough body without lining, as these patterns are unlined. I have never lined anything, but maybe for a start I could make the sweatshirt version in a lightweight wool and line it with a warm silky lining, that might be easier and give me some practice with lining. What do you think?

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Date: 9/5/13 12:47 PM

RTW but, my boiled wool jacket is a bit /thinner than the wool coating fabric of my coat.

That said, I wore my boiled wool jacket (with a largish wool shawl on chillier days) during a 10 day trip to Paris in November and was quite comfy.

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