A couple of years ago, I decided that I did not want to haul my big winter coat to Iowa when I went for Christmas. (We’re talking about a mid-thigh peacoat here. It’s not huge. I think I was just in a weird mood.)
So instead, I decided to bring a fleece-lined jacket that I had. (To be fair, I’d realized earlier in the year that the coat was a lot warmer than it looked.) Of course, my mom asked me twice a day if I was warm enough, and she kept trying to give me other coats. But the fleece kept me surprisingly warm.
So when I decided to make my own winter coat, I wasn’t very concerned with it being made of wool. I actually decided not to use wool at all. My only non-negotiable was that it had to have a fleece lining.
For the coat:
If we’re being honest, I can see why there aren’t a whole lot of fleece-lined coats. I decided that I wanted to do a full inner layer of fleece — which I stuck to — but it was a PAIN to put in. It also made the coat a lot heavier and bulkier than I originally wanted.
But it’s WARM. As Matt said, “It passed the Iowa test.”
And it’s pink! With a faux fur collar. I don’t think I’ll be getting it mixed up with anyone else’s coat in the near future. 🙂
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