I bought two lots of this, one for winter cushions to cosy up my living room and some gorgeous black fur to make a simple winter coat. It's short pile and textured - like Persian lamb. I think this may have to jump near the front of the queue as our winters are so short. My cats love the beige/blue cushion fur so it may well turn into a blanket as the only time I can access it is when the black cat gets too hot in the sun!
This wasn't on my shopping list either but I adore the colours and it will work really well with the grey pencil skirt and HP razor pants.
Hey that's two jackets right there, maybe I should join the 12 jackets in a year club?!
Sensible wool purchases
This is what I actually went to buy, I got 3 pieces, grey, black and a brown pinstripe for some combination of pencil skirt, pants and the Vogue dress with the big collar.
This is a bone coloured poly but it feels really nice, like washed silk or microfibre. It may turn into this Rachel Comey dress, without the peplum, or perhaps one of the new Vogues - I have my eye on the Donna Karan shirtdress.
I also found this adorable semi sheer cotton to save for warmer months, I'm thinking I will line it in a nude colour and make a dress. Plenty of time to think about that one.
I'm all fired up to sew this weekend now!