One of my very experienced sewing buddies discovered this jacket pattern a few years ago and made it in a pink denim. It looked great. She put lots of effort into choosing the notions and the features to include/exclude from her jacket.
On my first attempt I used size 12 pattern and only adjusted the hem length to suit my lack of height.
The fabric is a non-stretch woven so eventhough this first attempt is big around the shoulders (not good), I was able to see that the 10 size would be a better fit with stretch woven fabric. The skirt is made from scraps that I bought at my first Akira fabric sale. I had to sew the pieces together before I could use them for the skirt and you'll notice that no patchwork skills were used.
Then I made the next version in a blue/brown stretch cord fabric and it turned out to be a handy layer to have during the cooler months. I wear dark denim jeans with this jacket and I avoid the mistake of denim jacket and jeans, that we the go in the '70's.
Finally I went nuts for the stretch woven cord and bought the brown version and did it all again.
If you're into the details, I used large press studs with long prongs, to get through the layers of fabric.
The next time I try this pattern, I'll make the shirt dress version but without the pockets on the chest and I'll need to think through the type of pockets to add.