After the initial muslin was made in July, the jacket is finally finished.
The selftimer pictures I took yesterday were all aweful, so I asked DD today to make them. I had quite a few issues with this fabric, which was difficult to work with. Though being the matchy-match type, the lines are not continuous in the sleeves, as I was a little short of fabric. I cut the sleeves later, thought I had quite enough, but not enough for plaid matching. I’m lucky it’s not a very distinctive plaid, so it’s not very visible.
Seeing the pictures I must check whether it’s just the way I stand: it looks like the buttons are not evenly postioned.I was convinced I sewed them on right.
I like the way this jacket is on jeans. It makes it a bit less formal.
In answer to what Robin said on my last pictures: all pieces were interfaced with fusible interfacing before proceeding with construction. The back stay is a piece of muslin cotton.
The shoulder stay was applied to the fusible interfacing for the front before applying it (the interfacing as you would use for a jacket for which no stabilizing interfacing was used).
This pattern is rated in the magazine with 3.5 dots. I checked a few Burda magazines, but couldn’t find a pattern with 4 dots. This one certainly qualifies I think: the band, welt pockets with flap, notched collar, bound buttonholes are all special. What does a pattern need with Burda to have 4 dots?
To conclude: I like this jacket very much, fabric and construction gave me some headaches and frustration at times, but it was well worth it. The ‘history’ of the jacket, my meeting with fellow bloggers in New York, and the fitting session with Kenneth King, makes it a special memory jacket.