|Crazy quilting cotton pockets|
Can we start with the serious problem that it had no pockets? Well, it had 2 inner patch pockets, but that simply won't do. I drafted slant pockets with a zipper closure.
I did not realize until I was making the sleeves how weird they are. The cut of the actual sleeve is gorilla length but spider width. I exaggerate. I do have short arms but I took at least 6cm of length out, between shortening the piece, whacking some off at the end during construction, and using narrower elastic at the cuff.
But the real weirdness is the cuff. I have never seen a coat with elasticated cuffs that are actually wider than the sleeve hem itself. Huh? I guess they look ok but a wider sleeve gathered into a cuff looks better to me than a wider cuff gathered into the sleeve.
I made only one of the inner patch pockets, and sewed it slightly higher than designed (to be clear of the waist elastic).
I used a longer length of elastic at the waist to make it less tight.
The outer collar is a retro-reflective fabric. Nobody will miss me in this bright jacket, day or night!
I think it's pretty.