I love this pattern, it is so simple. I made it in faux suede with a brass zipper instead of buttons and made the facing into a strip below the end with a second facing so it is a little longer. I also added brass exposed zipper patch pockets on both sides for embellishment. This may be one of the nicest things I have ever made and it was sooo easy. Really simple, nice fit and it really looks professional with the hacks I added.