The jacket has three rows of topstitching and I’m thinking of doing three rows of topstitching along the jacket and sleeve hems. Maybe topstitching on the sleeve hem might be enough to balance this feature.
Mum still needs to try these jackets on for a final fitting before I finish the hems properly.
The button loop is made from two rows of the braid edging I’ve used on the lining. I’ve zigzagged two rows of the braid edging and the stitching is keeping the button loop in shape.
McCalls 6247 V-neck top: This style uses a knit fabric with a print as the contrasting top with the combo. Knits will provide Mum with movement so that’s a good thing. What I might add is a chiffon scarf tie to this top from my Jalie pattern.