Of course, this jacket will need lining. And as I thought about that, I thought about how nice it might be if this was reversible. So that means making two jackets, in effect: one inside the other. If I bind the cuffs and hem, and place the collar between the two layers, I think that might be quite effective. And then I thought about all the pieces of silk I collected from Upcycled Art on Etsy: over-dyed bits of silk clothing, mostly in shades of blue and green, and thought about making the lining in patched silk.
This (above) is a sleeve, pinned and ready to turn the edges and stitch the pieces down. The border along the lower edge was cut from a square silk scarf, and it turned out that there was just enough border to edge each sleeve, plus the jacket front and back. It will take a while to secure each patch and then quilt each piece before stitching the component parts together. Silk can be surprisingly tough to stitch through sometimes.