I am planning on making a winter coat for myself as a fun project and I am wondering what type of fabric I should use. We live in TN so it does get cold and snow, but not that much. My pattern says cotton, coton blends, poplin, gabardine. and China silk for the lining. What do you think of those fabrics, not really knowledgeable about them? Thank you in advanced. Oh and what are some good online fabric shops with cheap priced fabric, budget is tight these days and JoAnns is a bit high sometimes.