I’ve had coats on the brain for a few weeks–partly because I’m following all of Martha at Buried Diamond’s amazing tailoring, partly because the Everlane coat that’s been my casual option for two years is really itchy. (Am I getting more sensitive to wool as I get older? Maybe.)

After I saw Martha’s latest pom-pom coat I’ve had the idea of a coat with texture or pattern in my head. Sunday morning I was poking around Pinterest and ended up looking at “teddy coats” (furry faux sherpa); then I clicked over to JoAnn and saw some fleece for $7/yard and boom:

Via Pinterest; I think it was a Jessica Simpson design (?)


Simplicity 8797

Soon this Muppet-y goodness will get turned into a warm, non-itchy coat–for about $30. Yay sewing!