This is the HotPatterns Bouvier Jacket in an Italian cotton boucle. If the collar is too wonky, I can cover it up with a shawl.

It has princess seams and Dior darts, and the basic construction is not hard. I had a hard time with the collar. I think I need to put some serious study into the method of making a notched collar.

I have several more lengths of bouclé to practice with.

The jacket has a two-piece sleeve, which I might have put in backwards. The hem facings are in many pieces, and I think they made it easy to do a nice hem. The collar is a classic notched collar made in the usual way, I think. This is probably a good choice for someone wanting to learn to make a classic jacket.

I’ll update after my second attempt.