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Fabric questions from a new sewer
Wool coating, flannel, melton
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Date: 2/19/10 12:07 PM

I'm getting ready to make this coat. I'd like to use a wool melton for this (here's the fabric I was thinking of), but I have no idea how heavy 16-18oz fabric really is. Would I be better off with a wool flannel or other wool coating (here's the other yummy option I was thinking of).

So - how heavy is 16-18 oz fabric? About like a traditional peacoat? Would it be a pain for this pattern?

Would you underline wool melton for warmth, or is it dense enough? What would you use to line it?

And finally - what should I use to make my muslin? The melton is definitely too expensive for me to mess up with :)

Thanks so much! I've gotten such good helpful information in the past here, and it's really kick-started my whole sewing obsession.
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Date: 2/19/10 12:11 PM

For a test garment you could try using crafting felt.

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Date: 2/19/10 3:16 PM

Buying coat fabric online is risky. I bought some nice heavy Melton from Rainshed twice. It lasts forever! It is very nice and thick like ready to wear. I bought some fabric labeled "coating" recently from another source. It is very thin. I think I will go ahead and use it. I'll interline it with flannel interlining and line it with quilted lining and hope for the best. The melton I've used did not need interlining. I've lined meltons with flight satin from Rainshed, or quilted lining from Sew True. Sorry, I never know how heavy the oz. are going to end up being.
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