Last week at a thrift store I saw a nice brown linen jacket. I tried it on but it didn't fit me --too small. Before I even got home I knew exactly what pattern I was going to use to make my own version...this lovely 1940's one! I'm going to make the tie one with the long sleeves. I even bought some brown linen on sale a couple of weeks ago (last year's leftovers). The thrift store jacket was unlined with Hong Kong seams. I intend to copy it. Don't look for it for a couple of months --I'm overloading my "to do" stack lately!