I have made my first fall jacket.
For a change, and because of the wider leg pants that are coming our way, I made a boiled wool version moto jacket.
Here's the pattern:
It's a nicely drafted pattern with a slightly longer, as in below waist, length and an interesting back. The only real change I made was to use my own easy way method for welt pockets (remind me to detail that when I have more time) rather than small and fussy pattern pieces that IMO don't account for turn of cloth.
Here are some detail shots:
And some shots on me.
Note I didn't include the snaps because I wanted to wear this several different ways and snapping and unsnapping I felt would be a nuisance. Plus there was enough body in this collar for it to stand close to the body without the snaps.
I will probably wear this with pants or a grey dress but since I haven't made those yet this is what you get. I have also left the pictures large here and foliage heavy because these were taken in my daughter's back yard, which I love - it opens right onto a park strip.
I wasn't sure how much I would like this jacket. I was worried it would be too much on my middle but I actually am pretty happy with it. It makes me feel somewhat cool and since I am not the least bit cool, that's a good thing I figure.
I have currently 8 other pieces of grey shade fabric on the line or in the dryer and as I sit here at my picnic table. I wonder what I should make of them all.
Occasionally I get up and reach up and feel them as they wave in the breeze and try to figure out what they want to be. I guess we will see.