wool suiting from Mood out of my stash and some coordinating Bemberg rayon for the lining.
I searched Etsy for a pattern I could use and come up with this gem from 1979:
It went together pretty easily - I've made lined jackets before, so there were no real surprises. Vintage instructions are usually (always?) better than the modern version. The wool was beautiful to sew and press/steam. I added a single button, but it's the kind of thing I feel like I would mostly wear open.
My finished version is not as long as the inspiration photo; I thought it might overwhelm me seeing as how I'm only 5'4" and it's not something I would wear a heel with.
The overall look is totally what I was going for - I am super excited with how it turned out. The suiting weight is great for NorCal fall temperatures. I like the collar turned up more so than folded down. When I tried it on, my first impression was that the length makes it feels like a "Luther" coat -