The lining is Pure Elements by Patricia Bravo, just like Natalie’s was, but in this springy green color (Light Citron).
I added the contrasting strips at the bottom and around the hood, similar to the patchwork strips on Natalie’s. I had a few questions on the first coat so I’ll answer them here: I used regular quilting weight cotton for the coat, no interfacing (as the pattern calls for). The only reason I didn’t use it was because I didn’t have enough on hand and I think the coats turned out fine without it. And I think it’s the perfect weight for a spring coat. As for the contrasting strips, I just folded up the bottom of the pattern to make the cuts of the main fabric and then cut strips for the contrasting bands. Once I was done sewing them together I opened up the pattern piece and trimmed it all down to fit the pattern piece. And yes, this would be an awesome pattern to use some laminated cotton with, it would make such a cute raincoat.
And I just wanted to stop and say thank you to my friends and readers, I appreciate you all so much. I’ve been spending some time simplifying things for blogging and around my house and I feel really good about the changes – still room for improvement though! Here’s to spring!