I feel like I should be in an 80's music video, it's so oversized. The contrast yoke highlights just how far the shoulder seams are from my actual shoulders, and the sleeves completely cover my hands. Granted, in some cases just hanging around outside this would actually not be completely horrible. However, if this had been anything more important than a polyester fleece jacket, it would have been very aggravating. In this case, there is a happy ending for this garment. My byofriend (who actually wears a men's large) kindly volunteered to take this version, so I can make myself a properly fitting one while knowing this one still gets use. It fits him much better...
Another little blip with this jacket came when I managed to slice a decent way into the body of my garment while serging a seam allowance! (Side note: does anyone really do a double turned hem on fleece? It seemed like it would have resulted in crazy thick seam intersections...)
Once I get my measurements all figured out, (which might require a post of its own - it's a very extensive chart!) my next project will be New Look 6864.
I'm planning on doing the view shown in white with black trim here. I have a lovely turquoise print for this; the only problem is that it's a knit, while this is a pattern for wovens. It's a very stiff knit, though, and I'm planning on doing some muslins, as well as flat pattern measuring, of course! :) Happy Easter everyone!