It's important to sew things you can get a lot of wear out of. So when you live somewhere that's almost never warm than means things with sleeves. I made this same pattern in yellow stripes to practice before trying it out in this fabric which I really liked. The thickness and the texture were perfect for a warm jacket.
I was a little bit conflicted at first on how it turned out. I was a bit taken aback because I thought it looked a bit much like a bathrobe. But with time and wear I've gotten over it and really liked the end result.