which I loved the moment I saw it. This jacket was a test for the fit of the pattern so I made the simpler View B because it had much fewer details than the more complicated View A which I want to make in navy linen in the soring.
This jacket is a stretch cotton denim. I made View B with a moderate FBA (I added 1/2" using the cut and spread method) , a Narrow Shoulder Adjustment, and a High Back Adjustment just below the neckline. ( sorry, I haven't covered that topic yet at Diana's Sewing Lessons ).
I didn't line my jacket but I spent a lot of time carefully finishing every seam with a Hong Kong Finish and I love the results. I used a cotton shirting for this step.
I kept top stitching to a minimum resisting doing every seam in sight, in favor of simplicity.
This jacket has a lovely oriental flair,and is slightly boxy (in a nice way) rather than fitted as the pattern envelope suggests.
I love the length of this jacket and the closure tab. I made machine buttonholes and they turned out perfectly! See!
The only criticism I have for the pattern is that the back darts do not extend high enough ( I remedied that)and the mid back area is excessively roomy, if that makes sense. I'll need to make an adjustment next time. But my final conclusion is that this is a very wearable jacket and for once it was a piece I really needed to go with several other things in my wardrobe. Never mind, I couldn't find a hanger to hang it on and will have to hang it on a hook in the spare room because there is just no more room in any of my closets. And yes, I am ashamed to admit that!
What did you sew this week? Do you like Today's Fit patterns in general?
Have a great week!