I finished sewing and fitting the jacket and it's not too bad... I only look like a teenage polar bear in it not a giant mama polar bear.
As with everything lately I am flying by the seat of my pants. Now I have to figure out how to finish the raw edges.
Last week I found some cream yarn that was a good color match. Using one strand of it in a #16 chenille needle I sewed all around the edges finishing it nicely. Added a mother of pearl button and it is done.