When Papercut Patterns launched the Sapporo pattern as part of their Sakura collection I was in love ... the cocoon shape ... the angled lines ... the all-in-one collar that hugged the neck ...
This version is actually my second make (haven't managed to get good photos of the first one yet - watch this space). I made a size XXS/XS without any fit adjustments. What I did change though was the self lining of the sleeve. The pattern says to self-line the sleeves with the main fabric, but I found that with my first Sapporo it kept pulling my the long sleeve of my top underneath. Instead I drafted a 2" facing for the sleeve hem and then cut the remainder of the sleeve from lining.
I also didn't have enough of the main floral fabric for the jacket, but I was adamant that this is what I wanted to use. I matched it up with some faux leather to give it a bit of my own edge. The angles on the jacket really lends itself to colour blocking.
I also used the faux leather for the inside collar, but I really shouldn't have. The collar just doesn't sit properly. It's not super bad but just not perfect!
While I lined the jacket with some white acetate, I lined the sleeves with black acetate. I didn't want to run the risk of the sleeve hem facing not being deep enough and getting a white peek-a-boo.
If you haven't got one of these in your wardrobe yet, I would highly recommend it. It's as comfy as a cardie but dressy as a jacket.