V8620, done in a lovely black/gray cotton/lycra blend from Emma One Sock. The zipper is a little heavy for the fabric, but I LOVE distinctive zippers, and this pattern is a great one for showing off great zips. I don't know when I've run across a pattern with a more flattering neckline. I actually did this first in a combination of fabrics, like this one (scroll down), but my fabric choices weren't great and it became a wadder. I wouldn't give up, and I'm so glad I hung in there.
The second one is Vogue 8709
done in a cotton lycra stripe from Marcy Tilton Fabrics. It's a shirt jacket with a lot of flair (flare) and is very flattering. The fabric choice is a little somber for me, although the fabric itself is wonderful. I like the cut of this, and the details which extend to the back
I look forward to doing this again in a little livelier fabric.