Ever since I saw the yellow jacket on Running With Scissors, I've had it in my mind to make something similar. That day at Joann's, Simplicity Patterns were the ones one the $1 sale, so I grabbed Simplicity 2812 - and fleece was on sale, so that's what I used. It's like being wrapped in a blanket - love it. It's not too thick because it's not lined (it called for lining but I just skipped that part) - perfect.
My favorite part - the welts - those flap-things on the pockets. I used Amy Butler fabric and I think it just adds the right "pop".