To be fair to the pattern, from the front view, this is clearly not a swing coat. This is just another case of me seeing what I want to see.
But other than a less full silhouette than I was expecting, I really love this coat.
And while my coat closet could certainly use another solid colored option instead of this rather loud textile choice, this plaid desperately wanted to be made into a coat. Not to mention the fact that this yardage has been taking up space in a drawer for many, many years.
I love the built-in scarf and the single buttoned sleeves.
In fact, I might even make the short version of this design at some point if the right fabric comes along.