I have made one other jacket last fall that I received so many compliments on, that I had decided to attempt a spring jacket. At the sewing studio I used to attend there would be fabric that people would be trying to give a way from their stash. It would be free for others to take. I took this really pretty pinkish purple jacket that I thought was a really great color for my complexion. I found this pattern online from a UK based pattern company called Sew Different. The coat pattern had a wide size range, so I thought that it would be a good starting point. I decided to use contrasting fabric for the side pockets. I'm not sure yet if this was a good risk or not. It may draw the eye right to my hips, but we'll see! I had this fabric from my own stash that was leftover backing of a quilt that I made for a dear friend. I couldn't believe how great the match was! I'm a little worried that the coat is too long, but I am going to see how much of it I can finish on my own. I am excited to wear this jacket soon- the weather in New England is warming up, so I have to get on it.