My mom sent me a box of fabrics with a pattern that she had planned on making. Since she lost interest in making the jacket, she thought that I might be interested in making the jacket for myself. Instead, I decided to make it for her as a surprise gift for Christmas.
The pattern is Vogue 8863 by Katherine Tilton. I do NOT recommend this pattern since the directions to the pattern are poorly written and difficult to understand in a couple of steps.
I made one change to the zipper since I don't like the composition of the design for the zipper. Even with this change, I'm not thrilled with the overall effect.
I installed the zipper on the inside of the right jacket flap by machine-stitching close to the zipper teeth and then sewing the other edge of that zipper strip down by hand.
I do love the choice of fabrics that my mom picked for this funky jacket.