You can all be very proud of me... I got myself over my sewing 'hump' and finished my cropped jacket.
I bought this pattern from Salme Patterns a few weeks back, and bought two types of fabric to try it in. One, a heavy blue-ish grey fabric with a bit of stretch and a bit of sparkle, and the other a purpley jersey. I started with the former, happily cutting and sewing, thinking to myself "this is too easy! I'll have this finished in a couple of hours!"
Alas, I got caught on a tricky bit of the pattern - a mitred corner in the front of the lapel. The instructions were like reading origami ("you want me to put which bit where?" "this doesn't look like the picture!") so I took the pattern and half finished jacket along to Browls (otherwise known as "stitchy night") to ask some fellow stitchers. Between three of us we were able to figure it out, and thankfully I came home and finished the jacket. Really, this was the only tricky element, and the rest of the pattern was quite simple to read.
The jacket itself has come together very well - look at how nicely the shoulder sits with the lapel and all. I think it will get worn for work and play, which is something I have been wanting more of in my wardrobe recently.