I've got a thing for green- particularly teal green. But, I don't have that much in my wardrobe to reflect that. I've been collecting fabrics with this color for a while, and now have enough to sew a coordinated wardrobe with teal, black and silver. There is a contest going on at Patternreview this month where you can win a $175 gift certificate for the best mix-and-match 10 piece wardrobe. Although I can't finish by the end date (11/30), I am going to participate unofficially. This jacket is my "topper". It is McCalls 5987.
I chose this jade green boucle wool and it is extremely warm. It ravels like crazy, and I wish I would have taken a photo of the floor after I was done sewing it. It looked like I had sheared a sheep!
You can wear the scarf wrapped around you or just loose. Here is a side view with it unwrapped. I had originally added 2 inches to the coat because I'm tall, and just do this automatically. But I ended up cutting off the extra length, so if you are a petite person, I think you'd need to significantly shorten the pattern. It also had no closure, and I added a coat hook and eye at the center front, just in case it is a windy day, like when we took this photo!
Overall, I'm happy with the pattern and the way it turned out. It is a LOT of green, which will take some getting used to. As long as I tone it down with black, I think it will work though.