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Offline Bothwell Voyageur

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Anorak in 5oz Cotton
« on: December 04, 2017, 03:25:29 PM »
Having said that I don't like making clothing I went against my better judgement to make a cotton anorak for a buddy. It was a gift so I wasn't quite as stressed as if money had been changing hands, after all, gift horses and all that!

I used a simple pattern from MacPhee, their Parkover pattern. It has the hood and back piece all in one which sounds like it should be simpler but, due to the pattern being intended for thick wool or fleece, it takes a bit of finagling around the hood seam to get things right. Would likely have been just as easy to cut the hood off and sew separately.

The hood is a very simple two panel design. The top is simply boxed off and the adjuster strap incorporated into the seam. I also lined the hood with an extra layer of fabric.

004_low by bothwell voyageur, on Flickr

I added a zipper to the neck with a broad double layer flap behind to block the wind, pocket is just a simple kangaroo style pouch to hold your mitts or hat if you get too warm. Cuffs adjust with wide velcro strips.

005_low by bothwell voyageur, on Flickr

I like the Dene parka style cutaway. It allows for a wind protection front and back but assists freedom of movement and makes pocket/knife access easier. I think I could have made it a bit longer or maybe used less of a cut away.

003_low by bothwell voyageur, on Flickr

Ruff is black fox from Bill Worb Furs in Winnipeg , attached with snaps. I am pleased with how well the hood opening fits with no need of drawstrings.

002_low by bothwell voyageur, on Flickr

Anyway Jeff seems quite pleased with it.
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Re: Anorak in 5oz Cotton
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017, 05:51:26 PM »
Fine looking garment, BV!

I bet he'll enjoy many a winter walk in your anorak.

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Re: Anorak in 5oz Cotton
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 08:18:11 PM »
Looks great BV! I really like the ruff.

Anything to eliminate drawstrings is good I think. I don't like getting whipped in the face with them in high winds.

How many snaps did you use for the ruff?
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Re: Anorak in 5oz Cotton
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017, 08:53:48 PM »
Looks good
I looked a the Parkover pattern then bought the big one
You did a good job there

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Re: Anorak in 5oz Cotton
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2017, 08:58:15 PM »
Looks great, the length looks good too, I really like that style also!! Nicely done!

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Re: Anorak in 5oz Cotton
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2017, 11:00:24 PM »
That is elegant.
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Re: Anorak in 5oz Cotton
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2017, 05:48:47 AM »
Very talented you are, cool looking.   Would you be my friend?  haha

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Re: Anorak in 5oz Cotton
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2017, 07:22:42 AM »
That's a nice piece of gear!

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Re: Anorak in 5oz Cotton
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2017, 08:39:44 AM »
Where did you source your 5 oz. Cotton canvas? And a very nice job on the anorak!
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Re: Anorak in 5oz Cotton
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2017, 10:37:06 AM »
Thanks for the kind comments.

I'm glad this one worked out. The last one I tried took two attempts with version one ending it's life in the scraps bin!

I think there were a dozen to fifteen snaps around the hood. I have a pair of the setting pliers and a bag full of snaps so I just whack them on as needed! A zipper would be nicer but I can do without the stress.

The fabric is from a roll of downproof cotton that I bought some time ago. Seems to work well. I have also used it for making traditional tarps.

 Someone with more talent could double it up on high wear areas like shoulders and forearms to extend the durability.
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Re: Anorak in 5oz Cotton
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2017, 11:04:50 AM »
Thanks for the kind comments.

I'm glad this one worked out. The last one I tried took two attempts with version one ending it's life in the scraps bin!

I think there were a dozen to fifteen snaps around the hood. I have a pair of the setting pliers and a bag full of snaps so I just whack them on as needed! A zipper would be nicer but I can do without the stress.

The fabric is from a roll of downproof cotton that I bought some time ago. Seems to work well. I have also used it for making traditional tarps.

 Someone with more talent could double it up on high wear areas like shoulders and forearms to extend the durability.

Downproof Cotton, funny thing is every time I ask around about that every one look at me like I'm from an other planet!!! That is the same stuff you sent me a small sample a while back right?

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Re: Anorak in 5oz Cotton
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2017, 11:24:01 AM »
Great looking garment.  That's really one heck of a gift!

Until next time....be well.

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Re: Anorak in 5oz Cotton
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2017, 04:24:53 PM »


Downproof Cotton, funny thing is every time I ask around about that every one look at me like I'm from an other planet!!! That is the same stuff you sent me a small sample a while back right?
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It has become very hard to obtain here too in the last few months
I went into the retailer that usually stocks it [ the 4oz Japara] and there is none available and pillow ticking is a lot heavier than 5 oz

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Re: Anorak in 5oz Cotton
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2017, 06:57:24 PM »
Very nice work

and a very lucky friend to get a gift like that
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Re: Anorak in 5oz Cotton
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2017, 12:43:47 PM »
That turned out great looking!!