You know where all this is leading, right? Suits for my husband…I keep asking him, “So, do you want one now?” And he always replies, “Let me lose some weight first”. That’s because I had made custom shirts for him in Fall 2006 that he immediately could not wear because he gained weight while on his sales trips. Restaurant food is deadly on the diet! And so his shirts remain on the hangers…but I digress…
It’s such a pain doing photos by myself and I didn’t realize that one pocket flap was tucked inside the pocket. Boy I love having so many pockets!
My bound buttonholes improved but these were the first welted pockets I had done in, oh, 30 years! Uh oh, did I just write that?
At the same time that I cut, fused and stitched the 1st jacket I also did this one, leaving just the shoulder pads and lining to do. So of course this is the same pattern, Material Things Classic Jacket however I lengthened the sleeve by 3/8″ and cut a slightly smaller sleeve cap. Now I need to make white shirts with the proper sleeve length for this jacket. I’m thinking something a bit frilly with lace and I have so many patterns to choose from.
The vest is unaltered, McCalls 5186. I got a “wild hair” to use some golden dupioni for the back, just because of the color.
Oh yes, and just for kicks, I made real pockets on the vest, rather than just welts applied to the top of the vest fabric. More pockets!!!