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Lining material for 1700s greatcoat?

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rich pierce

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Gus, it’s starting to look like a coat. Sewing by hand takes a lot of time on thick fabrics. It now has arms! I put in a linen lining. The coat weighs about 5 pounds as it is. This is my first hand sewing project beyond a couple shirts and more complicated. I’m learning a lot.
 

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Gus, it’s starting to look like a coat. Sewing by hand takes a lot of time on thick fabrics. It now has arms! I put in a linen lining. The coat weighs about 5 pounds as it is. This is my first hand sewing project beyond a couple shirts and more complicated. I’m learning a lot.
Way back I used to sew by hand now I use a sewing machine except where the tread can be seen, mostly....... I'm of the school that if it can't be seen, who cares. Takes a eighth of the time.
 

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Rich, you did a bang-up job for sure. Congratulations, and take pride in it.
I have read and re-read Beth's "Tidings" several times. It is a must-have. Last I heard, she was still with us but in poor health.
 

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Rich, you did a bang-up job for sure. Congratulations, and take pride in it.
I have read and re-read Beth's "Tidings" several times. It is a must-have. Last I heard, she was still with us but in poor health.
Thanks. I hate to hear that Beth is in poor health. She has contributed a good deal to living history.
 
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