At the begin of the Winter, I was looking for a new wool coat but couldn't find any in my budget. So, I had the crazy idea of look at pattern and fell in love with the high/low hem of McCall 6800 view B
I bought some wool blend and a really cool satin for the lining. I had no problem with the pattern. The instructions were pretty clear and the result is really close to the pattern picture.
The lining was a challenge, satin is evil and I had a hard time cutting it so the fit isn't perfect but close enough. (must buy a big cutting mat and rotary cuter) I don't really like the way the sleeves are made and next time I'm doing this, I might try to do it in one piece instead of 2. I would also had something to the back, a simple tab with 2 buttons or maybe a corset style lacing. Other than that, it's an awesome pattern.
Here's some pictures
the side view
and the lining
I'm planning to sew that pattern again but as a trench coat for Spring, I already bought black twill and need to find the right colorful satin.