Yesterday I finished the jacket, I had to buy buttons and as they had to be simple black, that was no problem. It's a comfortable jacket, but I should have thought about the open neckline more. I can see why some of you have this made or cut for summer wardrobes. So Carolyn, something to take into consideration!
My solution is wearing this with a turtleneck shirt, which I bought today. I can't tell you how lucky I was: it was in a sale in a good store, beautiful quality. The neck is not too tight (I don't really like turtlenecks) and the length was long! Especially the last point always gives me trouble in RTW. Mostly the tops and blouses are cut so short, that I feel uncomfortable or even cold.
When spring comes, I can wear this jacket with another top underneath that has no or short sleeves, but not now, it's freezing here.
Two little details:
I bagged the lining (how easy this is, I've done it only once before, and didn't even refer to my book again!) and did a decorative topstitching in the center back seam of which Tany is the inventor. It's been copied by many, and now by me too.
Though my sewing machine could be an embroidery machine too, I did not buy the software for that. And never will, as I don't embroider my clothes (or anything else for that matter). But it has two kinds of alphabet's too, and in the lining I sewed my name. I should investigate the possibilities for some real labels. It gives a nice finishing touch.