Pattern: Simplicity 4045 - view E - coat
Size: This pattern comes in sizes 6 to 14 - I made size 8.
Fabric: Green paisley from Fabric Mart.
Comments: I had originally purchased this fabric for another project. However, the cocoa background colour matched so perfectly with the linen/rayon fabric that I used for the dress that I knew I had to make the coordinating jacket. The cut of this jacket is very boxy and reminds me of a lab coat (even though I am a chemist, I have never been a fan of lab coats - I'm already geeky enough). The belt helps nip the jacket in at the waist, but I still prefer a more shapely coat/jacket. Despite the lack of curves, I still really like this jacket - I think mainly because I adore the fabric. This will be a wonderful spring/fall outfit.
There is one last thing I wanted to mention. This coat is unlined (which I prefer for most of my warm weather clothes), so I flat felled all the seams to keep the inside nice and neat. Long live flat felling!!
Conclusion: This is a very cute jacket and although I am very happy with the way it turned out, I probably won't make it again. I prefer a jacket that emphasizes the waist and I have about a bazillion other patterns crying out to be made.