A gray jacket
Work on the vogue jacket is proceeding s.l.o.w.l.y. Partly this is because I am actually taking my time, clipping and finishing my seams, for example, so the whole thing does unravel after a week. Partly it’s because it has been hard to fit. I actually threw the muslin in the trash at one point, although I did dig it out and continue working on it. Here are the final muslin pieces laid over the original pattern pieces. You can see I took a big curved chunk out of the back to account for the fact that my spine is less than straight. The bust darts are also still too high. I made them a bit shorter so its not so noticeable but next time I will have to move them down.
The shell is basically done, as you can see above. I also made a version of the lining:
But now I have to make important stylistic decisions, such as Should it have pockets? and What kind of pockets should they be? and Might the lining be a tad too stripey?
The answer to the first question is of COURSE it should have pockets. What kind of a roo’s jacket would it be without pockets? But the second one is more difficult. I’ve thought about patch pockets:
Although I think it would also look nice with welt pockets:
The disadvantage of welt pockets is that I have no idea how to make them. Not that this has stopped me before. I also wonder if it would look better with a solid color lining:
What do you think?