One thing I learnt last year, during my first year of teaching, is that it's very cold traipsing around a shady playground in winter. Not as cold as Toronto in the middle of winter, but too cold for me. I certainly don't have enough warm clothes in my wardrobe. In case you didn't notice, I have plenty of summer dresses though....
To remedy this, this year I hope to add at least a couple of coats or jackets to my wardrobe. The rough plans so far:
A Tessuti cape.
first cape and wore it a lot last year. I'm clearly not being terribly original with this new cape plan. I'm really just ripping off Leith's style again. I wasn't super keen on this deep navy, Marc Jacobs coating at first, but now that I have two pairs of slim leg grey and charcoal trousers, I know this will get plenty of wear. Hopefully this comes together quickly.
Burda 09/2009 # 127
Colette Anise jacket, there's just something that I'm not sure about. Maybe the peter pan collar. I think this Burda jacket looks far more versatile and less cutesy.
Vintage Butterick 3814
Clearly these are big plans. Probably too much for one person raising three kids and working four days a week, but I like to dream big. I'd be super happy to make at least two of these for winter this year. Which will come first??