I finally made a waxed cotton canvas coat!
Style and Fit
Large boxed pockets set at an angle for comfort but not so angled that your stuff falls out, my large signature hood with a leather drawstring, western style front yoke, back rain flap, curved hem (a little longer in the back), antigued copper snaps, and french seams. (better pictures coming, these are temporary photos)
I designed the coat to have enough room for two medium/light weight layers or one medium/thick layer. Bust shaping is from a narrow front side panel, small bust dart and a larger armhole.
Cleaning Wax Canvas
To clean a waxed cotton coat you brush off dirt with a soft brush, if you get a lot of use out of it you can rinse it off with a hose and if you get a lot, a lot of use out of it you may need to reapply wax in the areas that get a lot of rubs. The coat cannot be washed in a machine nor can it be dry-cleaned.
A key characteristic of waxed cotton is that it shows its creases, called crooking. It is a desired look when buying waxed cotton. Expect to see crooking in the coat and show it off with pride because wearing waxed cotton is cool and responsible. The whiskey color and the moss show the crooking more than the black does.
This coat has water resistant properties. The cotton yarns are coated with wax prior to being woven, the treated yarns are woven and the wax forms a nice barrier to protect your layers underneath from getting wet. Lumber Rain is ideal for running errands and walking dogs on normal rainy days, it is great for normal rainfall, showers, drizzle and mist. The coat can withstand about 25 minutes of heavy, gusty, harsh rainfall before a tiny bit seeps through.
Orders placed August 25th-September 14th will ship October 20th
Orders placed on and after September 15th ship November 3d
Orders Placed on and after October 24th ship late November
made in Northern California, USA!!!
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