Know what this blanket coat is called? It's a Capote. Favored by Mountain Men, fur trappers and Native Americans alike.
These (the blankets) were traded for beaver and other fur bearing animal pelts in North America up till the 1850's when the fur trapping industry pretty much collapsed.
They are warm as toast and easy to make with just needle and cotton. Here's two of the capote's I have made recently.
This one is made from an Italian Army Blanket which cost about fifteen quid on Ebay.
This one is mine to keep and was made from a six point Hudson Bay blanket. It cost quite a bit more.
Here's the plans. (These are reduced size plans as this forum will only allow certain sizes. To get the full size images, click on one of them and it will take you to my Photobucket page where the big ones are. Just right click on the bigger image and select Save Image As, to your hard drive.)
Have fun making one. You don't have to be a trapper or mountainman. They are excellent for bushcrafting or camping while sitting round the campfire of an evening.