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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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I would line it with a light wool broadcloth, these were meant to be worn in foul weather and linen or cotton might actually rob heat from you, extra layer of wool might keep you dryer as well.
 

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