This is the Hotpatterns 'artful dodger' swingy jacket pattern. I found thisamazingly plush faux leopard fur for 10.00/yard and just couldn't pass it up... then I remembered seeing this pattern!
the back is QUITE swingy
The jacket isn't quite done - I still need to face the sleeves and connect the lining there, and get some kind of closure. The pattern calls for snapse with decorative buttons, but i think i might look for some big hook-n-eyes like my old vintage fur chubbies use.
This is my first jacket, my first jacket lining, and my first time working with faux fur, so I'm quite proud of myself at seeing it through. Hotpatterns directions are kind of vague (at least seemed so to me), so the lining is totally ad hoc'ed in. Instead of a lining pleat I sort of gathered it around the yoke. The lining is a champagne-colored crepe-back satin
Thanks for looking!