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    DIY Anorak

    Well I have been working on this for a while but with the hollidays and such did not get much time to finish it until now.

    It actually took longer to plan, and incorporate all of the different ideas I got from visiting so many sites than it did to do the layout and sewing.

    This started out to be a bit like the Conover pattern from A SnowWalkers Companion. Thanks Mbiraman and the wintertrekking website

    I added more than 4 inches to the width at the body seam, and enlarged the sleeves to over 24 inches from the shoulder to underarm seam.

    I had help pondering the sleeve from MacEntyre. Thanks Mac for confirming my thoughts

    I also enlarged the neck opening a bunch, which changed the hood drastically. The hood is fleece lined

    It is a double layer construction, open at the sleeve cuffs, and hem, to allow frost to drop out and not collect and turn to ice in those areas, and an oversize front pocket.

    This is large enough to go over my "Fishtail" parka and get the parka hood out and under the Anorak hood.
    The Anorak can be used alone without much insulation and the hood and body can be drawn up using the sash at the waist and the hood drawcords front and back.

    I left the hem very long and may shorten it a bit after trying it out.
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    Well done sir!! That thing is great. Hope you make it to the MI winter hang so I can check it out in person.
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    Wow! That is really cool! Bring that to the Frozen Butt hang for sure. That would be awesome to see in person.


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    That is Awesome!!!

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    That looks fantastic, TZ!

    I'll bet you will find that hood to be too warm... take your seam ripper with you, so you can remove the fleece in the field.

    Would you like me to provide a rabbit fur ruff, on a canvas substrate, with velcro? All you would have to do is attach the velcro to the inside edge of your hood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    That looks fantastic, TZ!

    I'll bet you will find that hood to be too warm... take your seam ripper with you, so you can remove the fleece in the field.

    Would you like me to provide a rabbit fur ruff, on a canvas substrate, with velcro? All you would have to do is attach the velcro to the inside edge of your hood.
    Thanks for all of the kind words guys, I will have it at the MN hang and the MI hang

    The hood might just be to warm for sure, but it is nice and soft

    I have been looking real hard for fur for a ruff, even went to about 6 resale shops in IL when I was there after Christmas, no luck for me
    If you have something I would love to give it a try. Maybe we can barter
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    Where did you get the cotton for that, what are the spec's on it etc.?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TZBrown View Post
    If you have something I would love to give it a try.
    I have white, slate gray and brown rabbit fur; dark sable or mink (fine fur, not labeled); NZ long haired sheepskin; faux fur (unknown synthetic).

    Send email for details.

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    Wow, that is outstanding. Well done and great attention to detail. I feel like we need to refer to you as "Father TZ" from now on.
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