I'd seen Vogue 8721 in an issue of Vogue Patterns magazine and it really jumped off the page at me. The colorblocked styling was some of the best I've seen in the magazine.
I knew that I wanted mine in a vibrant color that would be perfect for spring and I had this bright pink linen in my stash.
The pattern description is: Jacket D is semi-fitted, lined, front and back darts, angled and bias cut middle, lower fronts, middle and lower backs, three-quarter length sleeves
I cut the size large and I added an inch to the length, but I probably could have left it as it was. As far as jackets go, this is a very simple jacket that I would recommend if you've never sewn a jacket. It's collarless, so you wouldn't have to try and tackle notched collar. And it's kind of boxy, so you wouldn't have to make 10 muslins perfecting the fit.
The only real tailoring method I used on this was to stay tape the roll lines. The jacket is fully lined and has a back yoke that is easily bagged. And I added a thin shoulder pad.