November last year was when I began this jacket. The fabric is a piece that I picked up at a curtain/furnishing place at Homebush – and this store has since closed down. I bought the pattern in 2008 and had planned to make it then…anyway.
The pattern is unlined so I decided to line the jacket. That’s just what I prefer in a jacket when the fabric weave is fairly open, as this one is.
The fit at the back was adjusted at our sewing workshop but since then it’s remained in the UFO basket. The jacket is one that works in the office and I can wear it as a weekend jacket.
Most of the pocket details and back vent were simple enough to do. I was a bit challenged when it came to completing the jacket hem. I attempted the hem twice because the lining pulled the fashion fabric. The second attempt was successful.
I have one more UFO to complete, but I’ll attempt pants next.
You've done a nice job.
Lovely jacket and it fits you nicely.
Wonderful jacket! I really like that little pleat in the back.
Very smart jacket and the extra details on this jacket are wonderful.