|How I wore this jacket on holidays|
|Finished and ready to wear|
She's lovely to wear and this is the third time I've made this pattern with some final tweaks.
|Back vent view|
This cord from Minerva Crafts is quite thick and firm but easy to manage especially when sewing in the sleeves. If fitted sleeves make you lose your cool, this cord will keep you humming.
|Pocket lining detail|
|Getting the shoulder pads in the right spot|
I uuhmed and aahed about adding shoulder pad where the epaulets were but I added them in for a firmer fit and a more military look.
|The initial detailing on this jacket.|
The jacket detailing above were made on day 1.
|Double checking the pocket placement|
|How I left the jacket after day 2 so I could 'sleep on it'.|
This is my work in progress on the second day/night before I left my sewing room to sleep off this detailed work.
Day 3 took a bit more guts as I had to sew in the lining.
|I used the trim for a coat hook.|
Below is the finished jacket with the sleeves sewn in.
Here's the finished jacket first worn at Port Macquarie in October. I was fortunate enough to go to SewBusyLizzie Sewport weekend in October.
The timing to make this jacket was also perfect as I'd entered this jacket in Pattern Review's Sewing Bee challenge. I made it through Rounds 1, 2 and 3 but didn't get through to the final Round.
On our first morning in New York, it was just cool enough to wear this jacket in Central Park.
Below is the reworked back lining pieces as I got some good sewing advice at McCalls HQ.
The other thing I changed was my belt buckle.
I forgot to order a belt buckle from Minerva so I picked one up from New York's textiles area. The original buckle was a 'stash' buckle'.