Vogue 8438 Complete!
I love the 'flower petal collar'. I wanted it tighter around my neck, to make it warmer for the windy Chicago/NorCal trips, and I wasn't sure how to do that, so I just added 1/2" all around the neckline. It worked beautifully.
I also moved in the princess seams 1/2" in towards the center by redrafting the side front pieces [wider] and the cetner front pieces [narrower]. In retrospect, I should have done it for the back as well.
I lined it in some rad $1 JoAnn's clearance Simply Silky print I had laying around. It was a little vile to work with, but I love the end result. I used the Threads tutorial on bagging the lining, instead of the pattern direction to leave it hanging free, though I left an opening at bottom for outside pleat.
It's also interlined with cotton flannel. A giant industrial sized bolt of it that I got for $3 at a garage sale, while Mr Snork kicked and screamed, and that has been an endless supply of interlining for all drapes in my house, and now this jacket. I cut the pieces with lining, and serged the lining + interlining edges together, and then worked with with them as one piece. I omitted the center back pleat in the interlining though, it was looking a little bulky. Mr Snork gifted me my clothing labels, and I used a scrap of raw silk to 'frame it' a la RTW stuff: