Oh yes, I've sewn a jacket before, I made my Hinata jacket, but I didn't use a pattern for that.
Also I'm not unfamiliar with patterns, I've used them before with a lot of help from my grandmother. She taught me a lot, but since this is for a somewhat important cosplay, I don't think it's a good idea to try to tackle a complicated one if possible. Especially since I had to move away, so it would be difficult to get help from her at this point.
Sorry that I wasn't clear on that. What I would like is a couple of examples of specific patterns that I could look into since there are many many more experienced seamstresses here than me. XD But I'll browse out Simplicity's patterns, too!
Thanks for the tips!
Cosplays for 2013:
Hyuuga Hinata from Naruto Shippuden = 95% Done
Hyuuga Hinata from Naruto: Road to Ninja = 70% Done
Asami Sato from Avatar: Legend of Korra = 10% Done
L from Death Note: = 30% Done