Mar 24, 2009 at 1:26 pm #1235054
Addie BedfordBPL Member
Companion forum thread to:Mar 25, 2009 at 3:55 pm #1488789
George MatthewsBPL Member
Looks like a must have!
I'm going to give this project a shot. Primarily because my lovely wife is sitting here on the sofa with me looking at the article and she will "help" me with her sewing machine.Mar 26, 2009 at 8:38 pm #1489118
Monty MontanaBPL Member
@tarasbulbaLocale: Rocky Mountains
A nicely written and detailed article, Roger, thanks. Just a couple of things, however. What made you decide upon that particular grided-look fabric? I don't think I've ever come across fleece like that, though I suppose any fleece is as good as another. Also, the snowshoes are very interesting, not to mention lightweight looking…what brand are they or are they MYOG? If the latter, are you planning to describe them in some future article?Apr 2, 2009 at 1:47 pm #1490738
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
I have just finished a 12 day 'fastpack' across our alps here, and may not be 100% intelligent yet … And this is not my home PC, so I don't have all my references available here.
The gridded fabric was actually a mistake. I do not recommend it as the pile tends to compress a bit at the elbows. I don't know what brand it was.
I don't think one fleece is always as good as another: the Malden Mills stuff is usually slightly better in life-time properties and non-pilling, at least in my experience. The usual suppliers like OWFINC will tell you what brand the fabrics are if you ask.
The snowshoes are Australian Yowies. They are light and very functional for our conditions, but I don't know whether they are readily available in the USA. But I am sure you could contact the manufacturers via the web.
CheersAug 9, 2012 at 4:34 am #1901346
Jordi XargayBPL Member
@xurriacadorLocale: West Mediterranean Sea
I used the pattern to make a test long sleeve t-shirt. For my purpose, no zip used and the sleeves cut an inch less wide at elbow. All the other fed perfectly. I'm 179cm, 72kg and use european large size (L).
Thank you very much, Roger.Jan 2, 2013 at 11:42 am #1940220
William SBPL Member
@wsafleyLocale: Eastern NC
I made this as my first sewing project that was a garment. I was a little intimidated, but it turned out much, much better than I expected based on my experience level. In fact, I enjoyed this so much that I've been wearing it non-stop since I finished it yesterday evening.
Thanks for such excellent article and guidance, Roger!
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