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« on: February 08, 2010 09:35:01 AM »

I want to make my little girl a pea coat or a swing coat for next winter.  She'll be wearing 12-18 months at that time.  I'm having a difficult time finding a neat pattern for her size.  Most of them start at 2T Tongue

I also found some lining fabric that I'd like to order, since it's on sale, but since I don't have a pattern, I don't know how much to order.  Would 1 yd do it or should I go with 1.5 yd? 

And yet another question.  Where do I find heavy wool by the yard?  I don't want felt, that's too stiff.  What should I search for ?  I can find lots of light wool for suits and the like, but I'd prefer something a little heavier.  Where do you buy your wool from?

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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2010 11:59:55 AM »

I was lucky to score this pattern recently for $.99, http://www.simplicity.com/p-1692-child-separates.aspx , usually it's sold out when it's sale time  Roll Eyes  I  know it's not 'peacoat' style per say but it can give you an idea of how much yardage for a coat that long,

As for the wool, no idea, I plan on using polar fleece for the jacket and lining it with flannel, I live in California and even tho I'm in the North part, where I live doesn't get that cold for that long. 

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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2010 04:36:49 AM »

I can't help you with a pattern, but in the winter time, our Joann's and Hancock's both carry wool (in their "wool suitings" area) thick enough that I'd use for a light coat.  The trick is to line, or interline, with something like thinsulate.

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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2010 12:29:42 PM »

There is an awesome coat that I saw from Vegbee on etsy.  Super cute and it got really good reviews from the people that bought it.  Here is the link:


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