I will be sewing this winter coat:
The pattern is quite old and I am the first person to unfold it. The paper is fragile, so I will trace off the pattern and carefully put it back into the envelope for safekeeping. The instructions are very clear and detailed and use the materials and tools available at the time.
It's really a pretty simple design (thank goodness!). Although the collar appears to be a lapel, upon inspection of pattern pieces, it's obviously a shawl collar.
I am 80% sure I have enough fabric to make the longer version. I bought the end of a bolt at a sale last summer. If I don't have enough, I'll make it mid-thigh or a bit shorter to look more like a swing coat. I sewed a Burda WOF swing coat a couple years ago and I like that style a lot, too.
Another unknown is whether I will fuse the whole thing. I plan to test samples with the lightest fusible I have to see if it works. All I want is stability, no stiffening. We'll see!