I haven't been doing a lot of sewing since finishing Christmas gifts, but I did finish up this coat, which has been half-finished for a while. I am really pleased with how this turned out. Perfect? Of course not. I could show you detail shots of every mistake, but I'm not going to do that. On the whole, I'm really happy with this. :-)
The pattern is the Pepernoot Hooded Coat pattern by Waffle Patterns. I didn't really know anything about this company when I purchased the pattern, but the design is so cute, I had to give it a try. I found the instructions to be adequate. They don't walk you through every detail, so I might not recommend this for your first attempt at sewing a wool coat, but they were alright.
There is plenty of ease in this pattern for a thick sweater. I want to make a lighter jacket version, and I will take out some of the ease in the body.