The jacket is unstructured and fits a lot like a sweater It's double breasted with cropped sleeves and very mod. I lined it almost to the edges, which makes it feel very sweatery to me. I am not sure about the fit. It's princess seamed but the princess curve falls above my bust line so that there are wrinkles in the upper chest and a rather boxy fit through the rest of the torso. I suppose that this is what I get for not having fit a muslin first.
I was a bit torn about what to do for buttons. I didn't have 8 large buttons in my stash so took the jacket to Windsor Button in Downtown Crossing to figure out a good fit -- in my mind, 8 bright white buttons would fit with the mod look I was going for. But when I laid 8 white buttons on the jacket they were way too bright. The clerk and I had some fun matching buttons to the jacket and I ended up with 8 shell buttons, which are the most expensive part of this jacket... I think that the fabric was less than $10 when I bought it years ago!
In all, I think the result is very cute. I don't know how much I will wear it, though. Do you wear animal prints? I had all kinds of ideas for outfits that this would complement but now that it's done, it just seems too loud for my lifestyle. Maybe I could have worn this regularly when I was in my late teens and regularly wore fishnets, mini-skirts and baby tees. Is there a way for grownups to wear faux fur?