We didn't have time to draw our own patterns, so we each chose a commercial pattern. I traced mine from an old copy of the Burda magazine. On Thursday afternoon I cut out the pattern and made a toile of half the jacket using spare fabric that was lying around at school.
For this toile I didn't add the pocket (it sits in the dart and is very cute) or the collar. I just wanted to check that the sleeves and body fit - and they do. Perfectly! Now I just have to be brave and cut into my lovely wool blend fabric and hope I can sew well enough to do justice to the fabric and the pattern!