Just in time for the snow.
Side note: working with the thinsulate was a pain in the butt - if you ever choose to use it, quilt the fuzzy side before you use it. Otherwise it catches on everything and picks up lint and dust and whatnot..
|a few days earlier, ready for the winter blasts.|
Other changes include wider sleeves, as I really like being able to bend my arms. (Mostly a thinsulate thing, but also a pattern thing - I think since I knocked down about 6 sizes to get the ease right the sleeves were made to fit the size person it was actually intended for.) Also longer sleeves, as I ditched the elastic cuffs, the outside pockets and a three-piece, lined hood. (The hood changes were purely stylistic. I thought it looked snazzier with two sets of top stitching, rather than one down the center.)
Despite the size reduction, I still have a full range of motion. I haven't tried a cartwheel yet, 'cause the ground is cold, but I feel confident I could if I felt the need.
The one major criticism I have is that the hood doesn't cinch down. My next version (and there will be a next, although not for a little while) will have a cinchable hood.) It keeps blowing off in the high winds and leaving me with a chilly head.