I should really call this the yearly winter coat challenge.
After last year and the year before that I knew what to expect. And before I started I read my 'If you make another winter coat' note of advice, which made the pattern making and sewing fairly easy. Until I had to put the zipper in.
How can one zipper take up so much time? Will zippers and I ever become friends?
I don't know what it is about mittens attached to a string like that, but they always make me smile. Kids have better things to do than worry about where their mittens are.