Just a tidbit until I blog some more about the skirt - stuff to do in the meantime, unrelated to sewing.
I made this coat maybe 5 or more years ago, out of some fleece that was on sale (no! imagine that!). I lined it but it's not double-lined so I wear layers under its roominess for warmth. The cuffs are folded up on purpose - I could have put contrasting fleece there - and so they are an extra source of warmth. It's the perfect size and length and everything. And I made a headband out of the left-overs. I also made the pale mauve fleece I'm wearing underneath and my Mum knitted my mittens (which I'm not wearing in the photo). If I ever learn to knit, I may never leave the house.