None of them are terribly complicated, and the main thing I like on most of them is the neck ruff thingy. I think it would be wonderful to have all that lacy fluff at the neckline. A lot of the pelisses I've seen tend to get really fussy, especially as it gets into the 1820s - lots of couched on braid, funny little sleeves that look like leaves, stuff like that. Don't get me wrong, I adore those fussy coats, they're completely fabulous. But in this case I want to showcase the fabric itself. I do plan to make one of those really showy pelisses in the future, though, but it'll have to wait until I don't have such a tight deadline.
Yup, I'm actually planning this one for something! There are going to be a couple of different Regency events in March, so I have quite a few things to make! A day dress, the pelisse, an evening gown, the Frankencorset, a shift, and a bodice petticoat, are all on the books to finish before mid-March. Eep! So, in the interest of time, I going to forgo the hand-sewing and do it all on the machine. There's just too much to do in too little time to take the time to hand-sew the entire shebang. But, at least I'll finally have my Regency wardrobe! Stay tuned for lots of Regency mayhem.