I decided to go with zippered pockets. They match the style of the hood/pocket/combo AND they mean that when I fling my coat around (because I'm a graceful lady like that) my things will stay in my pockets.
|pocket bags! with bonus toes.|
The pocket bags were drafted directly off the main coat pattern - huge side pockets and a little breast pocket - which will mostly store lipbalm, but can fit my phone if it needs too. (I have an enormous case - re: the general gracefulness that is me.)
|zoomed in pocket detail - complete with snazzy orange top stitching|
The hood is also ready and set to be attached to the whole shebang. It is lined in thinsulate and quite toasty and comfy to wear round on its own. I switched it from two piece hood to what would be three piece hood if I had a large enough piece of fabric left over after I'd decided the snazzy top stitching would look better in a pair, rather than in single line down the center.
|poking through its snazzy zippper|
Also, after reading upteen thousand blog posts on this jacket, I read a lot of complaints about the interior seams of the hood becoming visible, so I stuck an extra piece of lining onto the interior, which will encapsulate it from all the other seams.
|electric blue lining!|