I participated in PatternReview's Lined Jacket contest this year and for my efforts I now have a great little car coat for fall. My mom wore something simlar, though in a plaid I think, and I have wonderful memories of her looking chic while driving her convertible. I would love to have had more time with her-she died when I was 8 years old. Throughout my life, I have learned that I can temporarily bring her back with objects and photographs. This sewing project is a nod to her.
Thank you Mom, for your efforts to give me everything possible in your short time as my mother.
Sarah Liz, please add 4.5 yards to our total for October-2 1/4 for coat shell, and 2 1/4 for lining.