My model washed her hair and consented to try on the jacket with a few existing and possibly coordinating pieces. She's looking forward to the new pieces promised, however.
This is with the Jalie tie-top in darkest brown and blue tie die print, and a pair of lighter brown wool cuffed trousers (Simplicity 4366, a Threads pattern now out of print).
Kathryn was right, I think, to have me take it in at the shoulders and upper back. However, the waist area is where I think it's a little over-fitted. The seams would look smoother if it wasn't quite so nipped in.
I keep my eyes open and buy nice zippers on spec. I was lucky to have, in stash, a very light weight separating zipper with pulls that are exactly the same as the invisible zippers used at the pockets.
To the left, here it is with Vogue 2683 (one of my TNT patterns). The colour is a little dull in the picture. In real life, the fabric is a wonderfully soft heathery mix of grey and rust. Writing it out, it sounds dreadful. However it's one of my favorite dresses to wear in the winter (with a jacket, since it's sleeveless).
To the right is a detail I didn't think to photograph before. The sleeves are split at the cuff so (theoretically) they can be turned back.
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