I picked up the January Burda Magazine and am quite smitten with the dress on the cover.
Here's the schematic drawing. I think cuffs at my elbow would drive me crazy so I'd lengthen the sleeves.
I have some really nice navy teal (if that's a colour) lightweight wool & cashmere blend fabric, with a jacquard/texture combination woven into it. Scrumptious and understated - hopefully not boring (Montreal, 2010).
Then I started thinking of jackets because a lightweight wool dress doesn't cut it for warmth during winter here in Canada's capital. (Don't laugh, I might get to it before spring!)
I have another piece - truly scrumptious hand spun, dyed & woven Merino wool from sheep raised by the spinner/dyer/weaver close to home in the Ottawa Valley (Fabric Flea Market 2009). It's a cushy jacket-weight, multi-coloured including teal/turquoise, and definitely not lightweight. I don't have a great deal of this, about 3 metres but it's only 90cm (36") wide.
Second choice - ignore that it's shown in shearling; I'm confident it would work in wool:
So here's the question. Which of these two styles would you choose to wear over the dress? Can two vaguely shirt-style collars get along? What if I modified choice #1 so it's single breasted with a slightly lower front neck (maybe 5cm or 2" lower)?
Any other pattern suggestions for my hypothetical jacket?
I have a feeling I know what you're going to say, but go ahead anyway!
(PS - I do remember I've got some UFOs in the sewing room, but a girl can daydream...)