Originally Posted by dpark. This page was last edited on 18 September , at My current pea coat is also quite a bit softer than the Dock coat, but I believe has a bit more synthetic in the blend. For United States residents there is no duty, restrictions, brokerage fees, or taxes on your wool orders when shipped through UPS. See Conditions of Use.
The standard for historical pea coats was 30 ounces approx. While pea coats are offered in many colors by retailers, the US Navy -issue pea coat is dark blue.
According to a edition of the Mariner's Mirror , the term pea coat originated from the Dutch or West Frisian word pijjekker or pijjakker , in which pij referred to the type of cloth used, a coarse kind of twilled blue cloth with a nap on one side.
Another theory, favoured by the US Navy , is that the heavy topcoat worn in cold, miserable weather by seafaring men was once tailored from "pilot cloth" — a heavy, coarse, stout kind of twilled blue cloth with the nap on one side.
This was sometimes called P-cloth from the initial letter of pilot , and the garment made from it was called a P-jacket — later a pea coat. The term has been used since to denote coats made from that cloth. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The yarns are made of short fibbers, loosely spun with a low to medium twist and are used to make bulkier, heavier and warmer fabrics such as bulky tweeds, coatings, washable wools and flannels. Compared to worsteds, woollens are easier to sew but pill and soil more easily.
Worsteds are smooth, strong and more lustrous. Here are some of the samples I been gathering:. For those who have wool allergies Minerva Craft has washable wool substitute. This red colour is beautiful. The mix is viscose and polyester but feels and looks like wool.
I would love to sew a print but none of the lovely topstitching will show. It needs to be something you can see well over the screen while still be something I really love.
I recently acquired some lovely green vintage buttons that matched well with some of the samples. What do you think? To buy or not to buy. If the wool is extremely fibrous it may irritate your skin. You can reduce the bulk replacing under collar with lightweight fabric. Squeeze fabric in your hands, than release it, good quality wool fabrics will spring back unwrinkled.
When both sides are similar there a few details you can watch for: Most wools are folded right sides together on the bolt. Allow fabric to dry and examine the area. Examine the nap and finish to determine if there are any other undeniable changes in the finish and appearance. Since you are experimenting with your fabric why not do a topstitching swatch to determine the best combination.
Topstitching thread can be too bulky so you may choose to leave the bobbin with all purpose thread instead. When topstitching, you may need to balance the presser foot. Just fold a piece of fabric on the end. Linings improve the durability, comfort and quality of a garment. Most fabrics can be used for both lining and underlining. When selecting a lining fabric try to match the quality and suitability to the design and fabric of the garment. Colour, texture and weight, fibre content, weave and finish.
Fabrics commonly used as lining include: Bemberg is a good quality rayon lining and compared to synthetics it is more comfortable to wear, and compared to silk is easier to care and can be hand washed. Interfacing like fashion fabric is constructed using a variety of fibbers and weaved differently.
Your interfacing must be compatible with the weight and stretch of the fashion fabric. Similar to pressing, testing a variety of interfacing would save a lot of grief. When picking your interfacing for the coat try to select as close to the structure, colour and weight of your fabric.
Are woven fabrics with a stability in the lengthwise grain and a slight give in the crossgrain. Suitable for all woven fabrics. Felt like material with no grain. Well suitable for washable garments and knits. They can be machine washable or dry-cleaned. Stable non woven interfacing: Results 1 to 10 of Pea coat fabrics I picked up a Dock pea coat at J Crew the other day and was surprised by the fabric. It was a very rough wool. It felt a lot like Gap's duffel coat, actually which was so rough it itched through my shirt.
My wife's pea coat is much softer, but turns out to be a cashmere blend. My current pea coat is also quite a bit softer than the Dock coat, but I believe has a bit more synthetic in the blend. It's also not as thick a weave. Anyway, I'm wondering what others' pea coat fabrics are like. Are they generally rough seems appropriate for authenticity, maybe , or are they a bit more refined? Should I expect most non-cashmere pea coats to feel like the Dock coat?
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Save on your pea coat fabric! Your favorite online sources for fabric have given us special sew along discounts to pass on to you: Fabric Mart: 25% off coupon code good toward their wool category. Pea Coat Sew-Along: Fabric Files. Today we will talk about suitable fabrics for our pea coats. If I would be sewing this to wear in Brazil i would use cotton twill, cotton/ nylon blends like trench coat fabric, and denim. You can of course use light gabardine wool or any light weight wool too. Nov 30, · I picked up a Dock pea coat at J Crew the other day and was surprised by the fabric. It was a very rough wool. It felt a lot like Gap's duffel coat, actually (which was so rough it .