Should I look for more Eighties patterns? I think this was a fluke, so probably not. Since this era of pattern is noted for being over-sized.
I used a cotton twill fabric I bought online from Fashion Fabrics Club. A little prone to wrinkles, but looks nice.
I made lined pockets, flat fell seams, and added interfacing to the cuffs. There was a choice to use shoulder pads, but I think it looks better without. Also, this jacket has no chest padding.
Even though this pattern has "very easy" on it, I am happy I have had experience with jackets, since they are not easy. This did go together in a week, so rather quick for a jacket.
I sewed this with my Wilson Rotary Sewing Machine (made by White). This showed me again how great, vintage straight-stitch machines handle any job.
Here I am in a total made by me outfit.
I think this is definitely wearable. A little adjustment to the facing to prevent the front from curving in and a little material taken out of arms would perfect this pattern for me.
I have not decided what my next project will be, but it might be another jacket, with a lining and a chest piece. I will be sure to share some of the techniques I have learned.
Thanks for stopping.