The other project I did was to pull apart a nice over-jacket that I had bought. It was in a stretch knit fabric with a chiffon gathered trim. It was very cheap and as a consequence didn't last the season without terrible pilling which I couldn't remove. So I cut it up and used the pieces as a pattern.My trim didn't sit the same as the old garment so I edged it with satin bias binding and it looks fab. I sewed two buttons on the front but you could also clasp it with your favourite broach.