Yesterday I went to Longwood with some friends, which was the original excuse to make my 1879 dress. I don't do much late Victorian, so this was a bit of branching out for me, and I thought LG was a nice setting for it! (Strictly speaking it doesn't quite match in time period; 19-teens would be more accurate for the gardens. Details...) It's not as exciting as it is in spring or summer - but my birthday isn't in spring or summer, so there.
I did, in fact, make the intended coat to wear with the dress - but it ended up being 50F instead of the forecast-a-week-ago 30F. Big difference. So the coat stayed in the back of the car all day.
Super warm though.
Materials: Pink-and-ivory herringbone wool-cotton flannel (80/20) for the outside. As far as I can determine herringbone weave isn't really correct for a late 1870s lady's coat (bare minimum of research, yo), but it was in the stash and was very very cheap!
Interlined with cotton flannel, and lined in shocking pink silk.