I took my project outside to photograph it in sunlight, but the colors are a bit too bright. The jackets I used were a solid green (with a bluish tint), a beige and green tiny check, and a gold, tan, and brown plaid.
I used the upper chest pocket for the front of the purse and added a "hankie" made from the gold and green linings. That pocket will be a good size and location for my cell phone. The lapel on the left front is stitched down and accented with the buttons from that jacket.
I used all three colors of the linings to make the piping that separates the various parts. The right side of the purse front is the sleeve cuff - with added buttons) and that piece wraps around to the back.
The back of the purse is the lower pocket from the women's jacket (the gold plaid). I added a snap to the inside of the pocket so it wouldn't gap open. The button is just for looks.
I am very happy with my results - nice color for spring, too.
Be sure to go to our group's blog to see the great variety of bags from all our other members.