However, I have to start somewhere.
A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I've just subscribed to Piecework and that it had arrived and I really liked the idea for a 'Sontag'. The issue I received focused on textiles for reenactment. Not something I really am interested in, I always like to learn from the past but use it in a modern context. However, Piecework didn't let me down and there are a number of really interesting projects: a 17th Century undershirt, Civil war socks and a Sontag. As always the articles are interesting and the issue is dotted with wonderful old photographs.
The Sontag was named apparently after a German Soprano and also called a 'bosom friend'. It was used for extra warmth, though I feel today in our air-conditioned world, it would add that little extra warmth we need, rather that big jumpers.
I am keen, at the moment to come up with some sort of 'little' warmer for sale. Not great big jumpers, just a little something to keep you warm.