Stop the presses! The Sewing Lawyer has finished a fully-lined, long-sleeved wool jacket, just in time for ... summer. I do it every year, it seems. Today, the sun is shining and it is a beautiful 21 degrees (Celsius) so my jacket is truly unseasonable. Plus, it's black and several shades of brown and cream. Hmm. Not really summery at all.
On the plus side, it fits me really well! All that pattern adjustment really paid off.
And the shoulder shaping seems just right to me. Look how nice and square they are, but not extended at all.
Only one slightly negative note - this jacket has very narrow sleeves. The high armscye is wonderful and the shoulder fits very well, but wearing anything with sleeves under this jacket will feel a bit constricting. It is truly designed for that cute little top.
I guess I should try to remember how well this pattern fits - I could use it to develop other styles...
Before I move on to the next season, I'm going to finish a coordinating skirt. Up after that? My very special dress.
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