The jacket turned out wonderfully, even my notched collar is perfection if I do say so myself! I mostly ignored the BWOF instructions although I followed the collar instructions and amazingly understood them. I must be getting better at these I think! Oh the other change I made was to make the sleeves full length rather than 3/4 length, which is why the cuff is humungous. MaryJ you are so right about allowing extra length at the front to accommodate a growing bump - I have remembered to do this on the dresses and skirts I've made but didn't do it for this jacket, but hopefully it won't be too noticeable for when I get massive.
A small warning to anyone else contemplating this pattern - if I wasn't pregnant I would be a bit unhappy with the style because it certainly adds volume there in front which if you don't have a pregnant belly you may not want to highlight! But otherwise it is a lovely jacket, with two pleats across the back that line up with the princess seams of the back bodice.
I wore this to work today with some black pants that thankfully still fit - and by fit I mean stretch under my belly and also around my expanding rear end and thighs! Sadly I am growing in those areas too which is why I can't really wear that grey suit I posted about a few posts ago, it is definately time to lay off the chocolate bullets..... But the jacket landed me lots of compliments today, some from complete strangers which is a nice way to come back to work.