It has taken over a year…a YEAR!…but I finally have it done (unless you count the cape I hope to make for it by next Saturday).
I’m not madly in love with it. The black is light sucking. I did so much by the seat of my pants that I have no idea if any of it is actually plausible. I had to totally alter the sleeves from the original pattern because finishing it in fall means shorter sleeves will be impractical. And the whole up sizing of that pattern was a challenge (aka a drag). But, it is done. It is wearable.
My next goal is the cape to keep me from freezing to death next weekend. I wish I had some black wool. Alas, I do not. And I have mountains of black material in my stash to use.