I used a wool "suiting" fabric and the most adorable leather buttons!
It's Simplicity pattern #2526
Check out these cute little (working) pockets!! So stinkin' cute! And the buttons....!!!!!!
He's never thrilled about wearing a jacket but he found something to be hysterical at this moment.
Here's the back of the jacket, complete with a little vent at the bottom/center.
I made this before getting my serger, so the inside of the jacket leaves quite a bit to be desired. A few people have questioned me about lining the jacket, but when that happened I'd just stare at them like they were crazy - I mean, I'd only been sewing for 3 months at the time. What did they want from me!!
I didn't put the coat on my son nearly as much as I should have, and that's something I really regret! I lent it to a friend for her son to wear, but he only got to wear it once because I gave it to them too late in the season - DOH! Fortunately, that same friend is having another boy, so hopefully next winter he will get some use out it. Perhaps I will try it out on my daughter this upcoming winter. It's neutral enough, right?!?! We'll see.