Anyway, here is round 2....This is a loose-fitting, unlined jackets that have a mock front band, long sleeves with seam opening and button cuffs, concealed snaps and zipper closing. A: Stitched hem. B: pleated pocket and band. C: Elastic waist and pockets with gussets, flaps, and button trim. D: Topstitched belt, collar, waist. A, hem B, C, D: Purchased cord and stoppers.
So, I made a modified view by using the length of C/D, the pockets from B, and the drawstring cord of A. Since this was my second version, I didn't really need the instructions. What I really love is how ready-to-wear this jacket looks and feels when completed.
This does run roomy, and my first time, I made an XS because I wanted a closer fit, more of a top or layering piece than a regular jacket. This time was no exception except with the fabric I used this time and how it had more heft, I made closer to a small.
What did I add? Metal snaps on the front faux band and jacket, cuffs, and sleeve tabs. I found the cute little plastic dealies at the end of the cords at the neck and waist. What are those dealies called? They sure add a nice touch! And, speaking of a nice touch, how freaking awesome is the red zipper and cording against the army green twill? Gorgeous? I think so! I love those two colors together!
When I cut this out, I somehow cut something incorrectly and had to piece the front band together. To make it look like a design detail instead of a mistake, I joined the pieces on the bias, topstitched and had the seam intersection placed 2/3 of the way up the jacket rather than dead center.
Another thing you might notice is that I evened up the hemline on the back so it was straighter, more like view A and B.
I love everything about this jacket. We are experiencing some warmer than normal days, so I hope it cools down about five degrees so I can wear it to work!
Thanks always for reading. What are you wanting to sew this fall? Is the weather cooperating so you can actually wear it?