The new jacket is a knee-length, drapy, cardigan-ish coat, with no closures.
The fabric is a scuba double-cloth from Nancy's Sewing Basket. It's a smooth black poly-rayon blend on one side and a gray brushed rayon-wool blend on the other. It's very thick and has a lovely silky drape to it. It's...odd...but beautiful!
The pattern is pretty straightforward, but because of the thickness of the fabric, it was not easy to get the shoulder/back neckline seam done smoothly. Happily, the collar covers the bit of trauma that shows on the outside. Also, you can't see it on the pattern envelope, but there's a beautiful vertical dart that originates at the shoulder line and is hidden by the collar. It's a nice touch that helps control the fullness and make the fit not overwhelming.
I love fall/winter sewing!
The collar is endlessly re-arrangable, but stays put...