One day about two years ago I was at the fabric store and one of the staff knew that I liked wearing very colorful things, so they showed me a bolt of rainbow printed fleece. At that point I got enough for two fairly small ponchos and added them to the mix of fleece I was wearing through the winter. The following winter I saw the fleece at the store again and got more with the intention of making a jacket type thing, and made three parts that I could wear mixed with other things. Recently I decided to take the parts and make them into a single jacket.
I also updated the waterproofing coating on the jacket, so it is mostly waterproof in the rain and snow. The fleece was very warm before I made it into a jacket, now it feels even warmer.
I am considering making the jacket a little longer, about trenchcoat length.
I also made the leg warmers from the same rainbow print fleece.