...an extremely warm coat! I've never been what you might call a "cold" person. If anything I get hot easily, but winter out here in Virginia has given me the overwhelming desire to snuggle up under as many layers as possible. Just yesterday it was six degrees outside when I woke up! I know for some people that is nothing. But this western Washington girl isn't used that kind of frigid air.
So here it is!
I used a navy wool with a minimalist plaid print. I underlined it with a wool jersey I had laying around from a previous obsession with make wool soakers(for cloth diapering). And then I lined it with a navy ployester satin. I definitely pushed my machinge to the very edge of it's ability with all that thick fabric. All complete, the coat weighs about five pounds and because I didn't put much effort into fitting so it's really big on me. But man, it is cozy, comfy, and delightfully warm.
I used the new Albion pattern from Colette Patterns. They make the best patterns and the instructions cannot be beat.
I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. It was a ridiculous pain in the butt trying to match the plaids and in the end I didn't do a perfect job. Sometimes you just have to let things go a little. I'm just proud of myself for actually finishing it with a few months of winter left to wear it in. Go me!