Funny what freezing temperatures can do to you... and I'm not talking runny noses and such pleasantries. I actually finished this KNIT coat in record time (for me, that is). 3-4 days is way faster than my usual turtle speed. It's in wool/cashmere from F & S Fabrics, $9.98/yard, lined with a soft rayon knit that I dyed. The color is not perfect but I don't care- it's warm! She bounced out the door this morning, happy as can be.
Here's a look inside the coat.
The Christmas dress was a great success but I haven't got her into a photo yet. It's so cold and she's in school all day. Maybe during the weekend. Thanks for all your nice comments, and to answer Lindsay's question: Oldest DD is going through a "preppy" phase- thanks to "Gossip Girls"... I think a nice tailored jacket would now be something she'd appreciate, and that can be fun. I'm also making a fitted "Chanel" style coat for youngest DD, just got a gorgeous wool plaid boucle yesterday. Like I said; funny what those freezing temperatures will do...