I am currently working on a very easy garment that I have contrived to make complex! The pattern is a cape pattern with four different looks -- I'm making View A with no collar or epaulets, and using frogs as closures. I don't remember what inspired me to buy this pattern -- it is listed on New Look as both 6227 and 0913.
Below are both sides compared:
I probably should have made this pattern below. And, I think it would look fantastic in a houndstooth. Onward.