- Shell fabric
- Sew-in interfacing for the front panels, collar, and sleeve tabs
- Interlining (required here in the Canadian prairies)
That sucker will blister by the morning, I know it. :(
Anyways, I'm stressed out about the interlining. As I mentioned here, our winters can be pretty brutal, and a warm coat is a must. But on the other side of the ice scraper, I hate being too hot. So I'm not sure what to do about the interlining here. Tanit-Isis has reminded me that I can't NOT have an interlining, but what do I go with? The wool I'm using is melton, which means a super tight and relatively thick fabric. The lining is also quite thick as it's a flannel-backed satin.
Option 1: Micro-fleece
I received a micro-fleece sheet set for Christmas this year, and my apartment is too hot to use them on my bed (see note about about my love of being hot), but the fabric is so thin and drapes nicely, and I figured that I could sacrifice the fitted sheet for the interlining. But now I'm afraid it'll be too hot, and the pouffy material makes the coat extra thick.
Option 2: Brushed Cotton
I ran down to the fabric store today to find buttons and some muslin for another project, and decided to pick up the brushed cotton above. I considered flannel, but everything was too stiff, and the wool is stiff enough on it's own. The fabric is thin, but I've had this material for pj's before and I know that they can be quite warm. I think it'd add another layer of warmth without being too bulky. But will it be warm enough?
So one feels like too much while the other feels like not enough. What do you think? Should I go with the more bulky and probably too warm fleece? Or go with the thinner brushed cotton?
And last but not least...do you like my buttons?