Oops, I bought fabric for a statement coat again, even though I have a closet full of made ones and a shelf full of potentials. But just LOOK at it! It is deadstock poly twill, from the Italian print house Ratti, and it has the FIERCEST tigers on it:
(Can you see the house tiger on the left?)

What will I make? It’s listed as “trench coat fabric” but I don’t want to break up the pattern with a princess seamed, double breasted classic trench. I have my eye on this mackintosh from Daughter Judy Patterns, which has some elegant details:

It hasn’t rained here in…weeks? months? so I’m not sure how much use a rain coat/mac coat will get, but I will find excuses to wear those tigers.