Simplicity 2357 since I first saw this pattern, specifically the View A Bag. I didn't want this to look like it was made at a quilting seminar. Quilting fabrics, like the one shown on the pattern, can be great fun but I wanted something more substantial. I thought maybe some of those Pendleton woolens from Ima could work. My current very cold weather coat is grey cashmere and these plaids should work nicely.
The lining for this bag had me in a quandary. I wanted something substantial and a solid color. I usually interface my linings with weft insertion for bulk. This time I chose some Kasha lining I had in the stash. That is that heavy, luxurious lining you see in fur garments and better woolen coats. The color is a taupe and works well.
I have major house guests arriving for the week so I am not sure how much I will get done at this point. May be a few days till we meet again......Bunny