I've sewn me a late fall/early winter woolen coat. I've worn it out in the world during the high 30s/low 40s F (2-7ish C) and it was just about right. I wrote about my Jalie coat over on Fabric Mart's blog. I love it. It's very flattering on my figure. Not much else to add here though.
I've been sewing so much in the past weeks, including this coat... hopefully I'll get to sharing other stuff, too. I am getting an upgraded replacement phone this week, so hopefully I will be Instagram-ing more often as I work! Plus, I just got back from Bear Paw's Fabric about an hour ago, a quilt shop in the burbs of Baltimore, where I spent a small fortune on material to make a really awesome quilt for a Christmas gift. I've made a handful of quilts in my life and they are super satisfying-- they speak to the 2-D artist still hiding in me. I have all of these ideas to make colorful, contemporary art quilts with urban landscapes inspired by Baltimore on them. But that takes time and money. Until then I'm doing a simple jelly roll quilt with modern lines and interesting natural color gradations. Yep, I know, quilting bores most apparel sewing seamstresses to tears.... I love functional art, so it's right up my alley.