chanel-ish jacket – burda 5018

Over the past few months, the Rhodes sewing group has had the pleasure of Angie Zimmerman’s expertise in jacket fitting. I fell off the jacket wagon with myVanuatu trip sewing, and Saturday I hopped back on the wagon.
Here’s where I’m at with this jacket at the moment. The aim was to make a chanel jacket but even Angie said the boxy style did nothing for me so I’ve added darts below the front bust and two darts at the back.
Here’s where I’m kind of stuck. This fabric is bulky and has a very open weave. The colours are not wallflower colours so I’m trying to choose a braid/finish that works.
My other decision is the neckline. Do I go for a tight v-neckline or an open v neckline?
I went for a white zipper because I couldn’t find a match but there’s white in the weave and one of the braids has pink and white in it. See what I have to decide on? Great huh? Happy to take style suggestions.
The lining is a deep bold red and I’ve interfaced the fabric with white armoweft. My elnapress has been having a great workout with this pattern.  The fabric is a left over from a coat I made years ago. The fabric was a great find at Pitt Trading.

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