Sorry this is so text heavy.
The main idea is: I want to make some cute clothes for the coming winter, but I don't want freeze my ass off.
Ok. So my house is freezing, but I'm trying to keep the thermostat on a lower temp this year for financial reasons as well as just trying to consume less. I need to find a way to dress warmer with clothes I will actually wear.
I'm looking to make these clothes because I don't like most of what is available in stores. I hate wearing sweaters, I like how they look on other people, but outside of dusters and some cardigans, I hate how they fit me. So I don't want to invest a bunch of money in clothes that I will never wear because I don't like how they look on me. It's a big waste of money and the resources that went into those clothes.
I guess what I'm looking for are some cool pattern suggestions and warm (and hopefully easy to care for) fabric ideas. There's the obvious wool, which doesn't bother me to wear, but it is pretty expensive when you buy 100% wool. If wool is absolutely the way to go then I'd rather have a few nice garments made of nice (and probably expensive) wool as opposed to several pieces made out of a crummy, but expensive fabric.
I'm thinking of maybe making a couple of duster style/a line thigh length light jackets to wear inside and or under my winter coat. I've also thought about just making up some of my vintage patterns in a wool or wool blend.
I want to go for a look that is kind of vintage, (preferred eras: 40s-late 70s/early 80s) especially those old shirt-waist, or waitress dresses, or a little historical and dramatic.
I love this coat for example. I would probably live in it if I could get it in black or a dark, dark green