Like I mentioned in a previous post, pattern testing makes me (lazy sewist) remember that details may take time, but they are not hard if you have a good pattern with good instructions. I love the look of these welt pockets! This pattern has really motivated me to slow down and take time for those amazing details!
Other details I love in this jacket are the contrast panels and the pieced sleeve. Lots of opportunities for customizing. I have also learned that I am a sucker for topstitching. Why does it make everything look so good? The blue fabric is a sturdy twill (I think) I found at Goodwill, but the lining and pockets are super soft grey flannel. My boy is a sucker for soft!