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Finished Anorak -Onion 1045-

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You may note that the hem does not contain elastic as I planned to do per the pattern suggestions. It is serged, turned and top stitched. I figured I’m round enough from the back view without elastic to emphasize it 🙂

Finished Back

I have finally figured out Flikr and I changed my WordPress password a number of weeks ago and apparently just now Flikr has figured that out. It wanted my attention!

As an admin and member of The Sewing Divas on I’ve seen thousands of spam attacks attached to the photos uploaded into the media library. I am now deleting all my Stitchery photos from that library, I don’t want that happening here in my little blog! Sorry for all the computer whining, I have spent too many years fixing computer stuff on the job to put up with it on something I do for fun!

Anorak Onion 1045 Pattern

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The anorak is shaping up.  It’s not finished yet but this is the first try on.

View A, but with plans for elastic at hem as well as wrist

How to line the hood has taken days to ponder since I am not buying new fabrics and only shop the stash.  And I had to think about the faux fur trim issue.

Onion 1045 Model

I wanted something very silky to protect my wildly curly hair from being dragged by the hood fabric but could only find solid colored charmeuse in the stash.  Then I checked the linings held in a black plastic bag and found this well aged  silk, just waiting

Placement of patterns

I had 3 different types of faux fur to use to edge the hood.   It’s pretty on the Onion version though, and is the proper thing to do on an anorak.    But decided I didn’t want to be bothered with feathery fur at the edges of my vision while I am working.

Silk Hood

Then placing the pattern became the next thing to ponder


I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.  It’s pretty but not too fashionista for the garden environment

Collar affect with the zipper opened

I used this pattern because  it has a large pocket covered by a flap that will keep necessaries from falling out when you bend over.   This was the deciding factor, folks, I’ve been thinking about pocket security for a couple of years now.  I just hope the pocket is not so deep that reaching things becomes a problem

Front Pocket for cell phone, seed packets, etc

Cell phone, seed packets, notepad, pencil, tape measure and ruler, should all be safe from falling out.

Pocket contents held in place by flap

I have yet to set in the sleeves (decreasing the upper chest width in the process) and inserting elastic to sleeve and bottom hems.  I don’t want pull cords danging, these are work clothes and should not attract my attention away from what I’m doing.  I have enough problems being distracted by the birds flitting around without my clothes adding complications

Side before hemming sleeves and bottom>

I hope I finish this up today, that my time will not be spent trying to figure out computer problems!

Our Backsides LOL

Onion 1045 line drawing

Onion 1045