I like this pattern so far. The number of pieces, the way it is assembled, and the way it is fitting. By the way, I usually wear a 36 and this is a 38, so I think the sizing runs snug. Or maybe I am just out of fashion. I noticed when shopping for jackets with Joe last month most are slim or skinny fit.
The instructions need a lot of help. There are not any drawings. An advanced sewist could probably handle this. The video is good, but the assembly instructions differ totally from the video. Therefore, follow one or the other.
The video actually has the vents being assembled backwards to convention. I noticed, but did them the way showed. I added binding to the vents since the video serged them.
The welt pocket video instructions weren't the greatest, but I did get it done. I forgot I had some good instructions in my stack of sewing books. I did remember I had good instructions for the lined-pockets.
The video also did not interface the chest piece and lapel because the sewest wanted a less formal look. I added fusible interfacing.
Here I have the left side finished. The right side just needs finishing sewed up. Also the pockets need sewed on.
Left side finished
Inside left view. Notice how the facing goes to the side seam
and is neatly finished.
Close-up of welt pocket
Vent detail. This jacket has dual vents.
Interior and exterior of lined pockets
Sewing being handled by my Viking 960
I need to finish the arms and arm linings and some other sewing to finish.
Thanks for stopping.