|in yellow, I could be a jolly fisherman!|
I've been researching insulation, and found a source for what appears to be 150g thinsulate, the kind intended for extremely cold conditions or for very light activity levels where wearer generates/builds minimal body heat through activity. The example they give is winter hunting, but I think standing around outside waiting for a bus, or for people to get their acts together probably counts too. While I've done lined garments before, I've never used a puffy layer (this stuff is a centimeter thick) in a shaped garment, so I'm not quite sure how much this will change the sizes of the inside vs the outside, but I'm kind of tempted to build from the inside out and just make it work. (I figure that way there is guaranteed to be enough room for me inside.) But plan to read up on some coat making tutorials and my various sewing books to see what they have to say on the subject. (advice is most welcome.)
While the I think the design for the outside is set, I'm not sure about the inside. I want at least one pocket, but I love secret compartments, so I'll have to see if I can get extra in there.