After I tweaked the Greenstyle pattern to make my colorblock vest, I realized I could use those tweaks to make a colorblocked Cotopaxi jacket knockoff, like so:
And like so:

I didn’t have to purchase anything for this project: The Polartec shearling fleece has been in my stash since I got it from Discovery Fabrics two Black Fridays ago and the bright nylons and all the elastics are leftovers from making all those Catagonia fleeces. The navy waterproof taffeta is scraps from the lining of my big parka; I just used poly quilt batting to quilt it and then treated the whole thing like an overlay, like so:

I took my time and added zips to the (enormous) outside pockets, the square chest pocket that I drafted, and even drop-in pocket on the inside:

I love it–it was fun to engineer and sew, I got to quilt something, and I got that incredibly bulky fleece out of storage and freed up some fabric space.

It’s a great weight, too, warm but not parka-weight. Just right for the shoulder season: