I finally got a chance to wear my coat out somewhere yesterday. I usually wear about 4 sweaters, a hat and gloves when I go out. With the coat, I was able to leave off a couple of those sweaters and I was plenty warm. The oversized hood and sleeves went a long way to keeping my hands, head and ears warm, too! I did discover that it really needs a button or two to hold it together. I think I will try to find an oversized decorative button and put on a loop for fastening. I also decided it needs pockets, too. I’m not sure how to accomplish those. If I just stick a square on there, small things will fall through the back. I think I need to construct a pocket of a solid square and sew it on.
Maybe by next winter I’ll have this thing fine tuned!!