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Date: 8/2/11 7:27 PM

I am making my daughter a jacket for winters in TN. I have a very nice black wool - and a nice poly lining (I think, maybe its rayon, I can't remember right now). But I am not sure what to put between the two fabrics if anything. I am afraid that just the wool and lining will not be warm enough. I considered some med. weight flannel I have on hand, but am afraid that will be too hot or bulky. I also considered just some plain cotton to give a bit of added warmth, but not a lot of weight.

I was wondering what you all have found to work well in this situation?
It is McCall's 5525 Reviews Here

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Date: 8/3/11 1:27 AM

Patti, I would use the flannel if you are looking for warmth. Could you purchase some inexpensive lightweight flannel (like what is sold in Wal-Mart or JoAnne's for kid's PJs) if you think the medium wt is too bulky?

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Date: 8/3/11 10:37 AM

I would test the interlining. The few times I tried it the interlining added to much bulk and I didn't like the finished jacket.
Wool has a lot of heat retaining properties all by its self.

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Date: 8/3/11 12:12 PM

fourkid, I really want to help you, but I have no experience with such things, living in a climate that is summer about 10 out of 12 months.

I do not even bother reading about such things since I'm not likely to ever need to know. Good luck.

(I did see some sherpa type woolly thing at palmer&pletsch's website that can be bought at a store in Portland, OR; however, I'm thinking the woolly sherpa is not supposed to be sandwiched between other fabrics, but is to be showcased.)



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Date: 8/3/11 1:28 PM

I'm not up on Tennesee winters..I think that is part of the South with no winter A consideration is , is it cold or windy? If wind is a factor, you might interline with a ripstop nylon. That would block the wind and the wool would add enough warmth. If you are anticipating temps in the 30F's or lower, I would go with the flannel. Make a sandwich with the three layers and see how it drapes, bulk added, etc. I've used flannel for interlining and had no problems although it wasn't a very fitted type of coat.

How thick is your wool? I've bought wools recommended for coats and thought that they were way too thin for that purpose without any interlining. I sew for temps in the 20's and sometimes the teens....

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Date: 8/3/11 2:48 PM

How thick is the wool? If it's like polarfleece thick, no interlining. (TN climate is similar to NC). If it is more of a suit jacket wait, then maybe...

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Date: 8/3/11 3:06 PM

Quote: Lee Ann Hawkins
Patti, I would use the flannel if you are looking for warmth. Could you purchase some inexpensive lightweight flannel (like what is sold in Wal-Mart or JoAnne's for kid's PJs) if you think the medium wt is too bulky?

This is an idea - I do think my flannel on hand and the wool would be too thick.

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Date: 8/3/11 3:08 PM

Quote: AdaH
I would test the interlining. The few times I tried it the interlining added to much bulk and I didn't like the finished jacket.

Wool has a lot of heat retaining properties all by its self.

I am beginning to think along those lines, Ada. This pattern doesn't really mention wool - but it it is the jacket Dd really likes - and it needs to be warm. In looking at the review pictures, some of the ones in wool look a bit on the bulky side (part of that could be the fabric, but some of it could be construction as well.)

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Date: 8/3/11 3:09 PM

Quote: Renren
fourkid, I really want to help you, but I have no experience with such things, living in a climate that is summer about 10 out of 12 months.



I do not even bother reading about such things since I'm not likely to ever need to know. Good luck.

(I did see some sherpa type woolly thing at palmer&pletsch's website that can be bought at a store in Portland, OR; however, I'm thinking the woolly sherpa is not supposed to be sandwiched between other fabrics, but is to be showcased.)

I love the Sherpa - but not for this season. Maybe for next season we will venture into the world of Sherpa.....

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Date: 8/3/11 3:12 PM

Quote: Sandi S
How thick is the wool? If it's like polarfleece thick, no interlining. (TN climate is similar to NC). If it is more of a suit jacket wait, then maybe...

Hi Sandy,
Yes, the winter will be very similar to NC 0 though Hannah's school is in a little nook tucked onto the side of a mountain (well, a mountain by FL standards) so there is some wind and a lot of clouds throughout the winter.

This is a boucle wool. Though I do have a piece of tropical wool as well.

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