I have made a decision! Thank you to everyone who posted a comment on my trench coat dilemma. I have managed to merge everyone’s suggestions into a solution (I think).
I am going to hold off on the trench coat and save it for when she is a bit bigger and will, fingers crossed, get a couple of years wear out of it. And I have replaced it with this peacoat from Burda’s January 2009 issue.
I like the slightly flared shape, which I think will sit nicely over the fuller, flared tops in the wardrobe and I think that this style is probably a bit more appropriate for a little’un!
So the plan is to use the last bit of my black chambray, line with the animal print and use my wool fabric to underline the lining (the Burda instructions suggest a quilted lining but I figure underlining the lining will do the trick).
And by the by, I just discovered the 3.1 Phillip Lim collection for kids via Bloesem Kids.
I would even like to wear some of those outfits myself!