The wool jacket is done. This was a very easy sew after the muslin was done and corrections made. Pretty quick too, if you don't count the nine (yes, nine) darts in this pattern. The only things I did differently from the directions were -
- Pressed the seam allowance open, they were too bulky when serged.
- Used a closure instead of ties. As mentioned before, I rarely wear jackets closed and thought the ties would be aggravating.
- Slimmed the sleeves from nothing at the elbow to about 3/4" at the wrist.
Overall, I like this pattern, although I think it looks a little big. So now I'm on the lookout for some really nice boiled wool. I'm pretty sure this is not 100% wool, maybe some acrylic blended in??
In the irony stinks category, I used the days I was snowed in to sew this and finished it just in time for 60+ degree (F) weather. Anyway, maybe I'll like the fit better, when I do get to wear it.
Happy Sewing, Suzanne