After seeing the Boreal Shirt, http://www.empirecanvasworks.com/boreal.htm
, from Empire Canvas, when I was in MN in January I wanted one, but had heard there was a waiting list so I decided to make one.
I just found out that there are shirts available, so I ordered one, and will use this one as a more "rough" coat.
Working with wool is a challenge. I have ordered dye so I can make it all closer to one color and a bit more muted than the bright colors it is now.
Large enough to go over layers, and 100% wool, from a pair of blankets that I got from the thrift shops. Washed and dried hot, to shrink it first.
I had no pattern, aside from what was available on BCUSA from Kevin Kinney's, (Empire Canvas), instruction post. It came out pretty well
This is another part of a winter kit that will see use when hauling a pulk but probably will never get into the backpack