I think this pattern would be perfect:http://butterick.mccall.com/b5425-products-10530.php?page_id=872
You'd have to draft a hood to fit the neckline, but then it's basically embellishment after that. I think the bows near the hem are holding a pleat, kinda sorta. Almost like the fabric was picked up about an inch from the seam on both sides and then stitched together with the bow covering the stitching. The corset lacing up the back is easy peasy. You'll just need some grosgrain ribbon to create loops for d-rings which would be inserted while you are sewing the two back seams (measure and mark carefully). Then use the rest of the ribbon to lace it up. Correct me if I'm wrong, fellow Craftsters, but I think you may want to use the ACTUAL size the pattern envelope tells you to use, rather than going down a size or two like most people like to do. With a jacket or coat, you want room underneath for additional layers of clothing, so maybe 3 inches of ease is a good thing.
It looks like fleece in the pictures you linked. Fleece is nice and warm, in addition to being relatively inexpensive, but I think that would look awesome in a fulled wool or wool blend. Drawbacks are cost and washability, though. I made a cloak out of grey fulled wool that I got on super-sale for $4/metre, but I think the original cost was $32/metre; I recall it being half-price of a half-price of a half-price. I can wash it in the machine on cold, but it needs to be hung to dry (it's a big cloak, so kinda annoying
Either way, that coat is gorgeous and I hope you post your results
thank you so much! I shall try to post it when I've made it. but I've got a lot of other things to do first.