This is a great pattern. I made it in a softshell with a plush fleece backing. I used an exposed zipper instead of buttonholes, and by removing the button plackets, I ended up with smaller pockets (but still big enough for my cell phone, so that is good). My fabric has large checks, and matching so many pattern pieces was challenging...I do not recommend it for plaids! Would have been much easier in plain colour or a non-matching pattern. End result was great and I have had lots of compliments. In fact, some friends have been inspired to make it.