My latest project is a winter coat. My daughter is cold all of the time. Even in the summer sweltering heat, you’ll find her bundled up in a sweater. She started bugging me about making her winter coat in July.
We picked out a beautiful double faced wool melton in Royal Blue. That in itself should be warm enough, but for the super cold-blooded, I decided to line it with quilted Thinsulate. In the past to get extra warmth, I’ve done an interlining of flannel and then a flannel backed satin lining, but that is twice the work cutting and sewing, so the quilted Thinsulate sounded like a time saver.
She chose Simplicity 2812 for the pattern, which is one of the Project Runway patterns. It has a pretty gathered collar that she can either wear up or down. Here is a picture of the collar down. The only problem with the pattern is that the pockets are really small. I do understand why- they are inserted in the princess seams, and so that they don't cross over into the button area, they need to be small, but she won't be able to put anything but her hands in them.
She picked out random gold buttons from my button collection which makes it completely unique.