Here is the finished jacket! This pattern went together so nicely!
First up on the dressform:
and now on me:
Overall, I’m immensely pleased with everything about this jacket. I finally found a zipper yesterday at Needle Nook Fabrics in a dark green. It looks great and was better than any of the other options. The only adjustment that I needed to make was to cut my cuffs a little bigger. The cuffs as drafted would have worked if my fabric had the instructed amount of stretch to it, so not the fault of the pattern…but if you’re being a rule breaker and using a minimal or nonstretch fabric, you might want to keep that in mind.
A review is posted on PR here: PR Review
I love this fabric so much that I went to Joann’s yesterday to see if I could find some more. I was in luck and bought three yards to make Jalie 2680, seen here:
I’ve always loved this pattern! I traced if off last night and hopefully will have time to start cutting it out later today. I went with a size V again, figuring that it should work.