It's kind of odd how it turned out, because some of the features that I liked best in Schnittchen's Malu jacket are gone in my version. I loved the wide hem band on the model, but on me, the length was all wrong. I considered raising the band, but it would have looked awkward, cutting across my hips. Without it though, the jacket has a bit of a 50s silhouette that I quite like.
I also loved the wide lapels in the original jacket, but I ended up slimming mine down by about 1/2 an inch, thereby reducing the center front overlap.
The way they spaced their buttons didn't work for me either. I chose to have a single coconut button.
Another change I had to make was to raise the welt pockets by about 2 inches, and I used quite a bit more interfacing than Schnittchen advises you to. Imagine cutting welts into tweed that isn't interfaced. It would not be pretty!
Sorry these pictures look so gloomy! It's been really grey and rainy lately and it never seems like the right time to take pictures. I'm only including this one so you can see the jacket buttoned:
There is no back facing, which I'd never seen before, but I decided to go with it and it worked out quite well, I think. Makes me wonder, what is the purpose of back facings in collared jackets?
The tweed is 100% wool, the satin lining is acetate, and the result is surprisingly warm! Oh, and I lined the pockets in flannel to make them extra cozy.
I made a jacket last fall too, and it's still one of my faves! You can see it here if you like: My Peacoat.