I have gone to the Rain Shed and the Malden Mills websites but due to my inexperience with this sort of fabric am overwhelmed at what to buy. And this stuff's not cheap!!! The potential for a costly mistake is very high here. So basically I am asking for help with this. I will ask for samples but am still not sure I can trust a paper thin textile to keep me warm at those temps. So feedback and experience here is highly appreciated. Anything anyone can shed light on would be greatly appreciated.
This gets me to a personal quest of mine. In my sewing universe, I always want to try new experiences, fabrics, techniques, stretching myself over and over. I love developing TNT patterns but do not want to spend my life remaking the wheel. I want to see something and feel I have the chutzpah to figure it out and do it, thereby expanding my sewing experience. I don't ever want to not try something. The way this blog shows garments from tiny smocked fluffs to tailored cashmere coats is a perfect example of that. I want to always be filling my sewing tool box with new and exciting tools. This jacket will be a hike along that journey. I don't ever want to lose that "wonder of the newbie" thinking I can try anything and pull it off. That, to me, is the fun of the sewing journey and a big part of what appeals to me about this craft, even after doing it for over fifty years. OK, the bell has rung on Philosophy 101 for today!
The pattern for this jacket will be Vogue 8676. This is a Marcy Tilton Design. I will use the "simple" version, letting the fabric speak for itself. You can see here the design lines are pretty straightforward.
Here you can see the tech drawing and how very plain View B is.
Because of the lining conundrum this will take a bit to figure out. In the meantime much else is in the queue and right now I will focus on the Koos Bag. Any enlightenment provided on the lining situation would be greatly experienced. Links to maybe a completed garment with such lining would be incredible to see and that would happen in a perfect universe. But in the meantime, understand that your input is greatly appreciated......Bunny