About this project
The Interlachen Blanket is a sewing pattern screen printed on a surplus wool blend army blanket. The garments are designed by fashion designer Danielle Everine. She has designed a beautiful and timeless set of outerwear. On one side of the blanket there is a pattern for a Parka, a hooded pull-over jacket and on the other is a pattern for a pair of Bibs, high-wasted pants with built in suspenders.
The pattern is screen printed, by hand, onto each side of the blanket, this does away with the need for paper patterns making the process much easier than other sewing projects. The pattern from the reverse side becomes a subtle geometric pattern on the garment you choose to make.
This is a great project for anyone who enjoys DIY. I am total novice to sewing and started with the Mitten pattern the smaller project. I was able to construct totally functional and warm mittens in about a half hour (without Danielle's help).
We are participants and supporters of the Maker Movement, encouraging all things DIY! The Interlachen line is intended to inspire people to make their own warm clothes and get outside to enjoy frozen nature. A project that can be shared with others - for cold weather enthusiasts, stylish men + women in winter climates, and anyone seeking adventure. If you are not yet the type that is fond of enduring the snow, the wool can be used as a blanket knowing that someday you can sew it up. Please support us, as we want to continue to work as independent designers making things here in the USA!
Inside the roll there are thread + needle to hand sew the patterns as well as suspenders and D rings.We will make some instructions that will come with the product and be available online.
These are real surplus army blankets with various origins.We recommend you launder them before wearing. Due to the large volume, it is not feasible for us to wash them ourselves so we will provide detailed washing instructions.
Why Interlachen? Well first because we just stayed in Interlaken Switzerland and loved it. We are from Minnesota, land of 10,000 lakes so we thought “between lakes,” the translation fit so well. Also you kind of inter – lacken – it together right?
Special Thanks to our Friends: Rachel Roff for filming, Nicholas for Modeling, Michael for use of Mend Provisions, a great store!
Risks and challenges
Getting them to you on time is the challenge but everything about this project is well within our wheelhouse. We have the screen frames made (having them professionally stretched), the space to print, the materials and packaging sourced. The Jiggernaut my first Kickstarter was a wonderfully successful and has given me the skills and confidence that we can get you your product on time. As soon as we reach the threshold we will purchase everything we need and get to work!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Yes. There are five sizes (XS-XL) of the Bibs and Parka printed on either side of the fabric. To make fabric usage most efficient, the pattern lines are nested within each other. This creates a subtle geometric pattern on the Bibs and Parka that results from the smaller patterns being visible. Or if you want another look, you can sew them backwards and have the parka pattern on the bibs or the bib pattern on the parka. This is an intentional element to the design and part of the story. We are using a muted charcoal ink so the lines are just visible enough to cut along easily. We had to make a tough decision to forge ahead without having an image of exactly what the final printed garments looks like. The prototypes you see in the images are the real pattern but they do not show the printed lines. We needed to Kickstart the project in order to create the giant screens for printing :). So in a way, we are all going blind into this together with only our experience and sense of adventure to guide us – isn’t Kickstarter amazing!
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