For me, making coats is super satisfying. I am not sure why, but there is something about wrapping yourself in a coat you've made that is so amazing! I try to make at least one coat per fall/winter and this year I started early!
I used this fabric from FabricMart in a little darker blue...more of a cobalt. I so love the color of this fabric! It was such a nice quality and I love the fact it is water repellent. We get enough snow, sleet, etc so a coat that repels moisture is a bonus in my book!