Vogue suggested wool and wool blends, tweeds, boucle, gabardine and medium-weight linen. I used a Jewel Heist metallic houndstooth knit (that's a mouth full) fabric from JoAnn Fabrics.
I saw this fabric in a magazine while in JoAnn Fabrics. I walked up to the cutting counter with a little attitude and said to one of the sales clerk’s “why is it that you all have all of these nice fabrics in these magazines and not in the store?” He told me to follow him and I did. There was just enough left on the bolt to make the jacket, yay!
I didn’t have particular likes or dislikes about this pattern. Actually, I never noticed the pattern until I saw it in a magazine. The pattern instructions were very easy to follow.
My finished jacket looked like the drawing on the pattern envelope. I made the long sleeve shorter version, with pockets and trim. A close up picture on my dress form, Avril.
Between my stash fabric and all of the fabric I recently purchased from JoAnn and G-Street, yup, I hit both of them (a couple of months ago), this pattern isn't in my queue, at the moment.
This jacket is sew versatile, it can be worn several ways!