The other exciting event was more of a change in plans --- I was talking about my coat with a friend who sews, but who seems to focus more on technical fabrics, and he was asking me how I intended to weatherize it. Anyhow, long story short, I think I'm going to be switching to gortex as the outer layer. It will be waterproof, windproof, breathable and hold up to the scootching around on concrete that I will inevitably assault it with.
and finally -- bum bum bum! I've figure out how to deal with the thinsulate!!!!!!!!!!!!! I decided if I was gortexing, I needed to get it together as the two are really made for each other. My plan is to quilt a lining fabric onto the fluffy side of the gortex, like a flat lining but slightly sturdier -- then the fuzz won't catch on everything. Then, I will use the thinsulate to quasi flat line the gortex -- i.e. make the shell, then cut out the thinsulate on the seamlines and put each one in place, then I will use the gortex shell seam allowances to tack everything in place along the edges. I'm also planning on having a standard lining (probably anti-static bemburg) so none of this nonsense will show.
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