The hours put into this jacket mania have taught me quite a lot about fitting in general. Plus how much knowledge and experience is needed to make a jacket.
So, I can look at the positives about this experience. Even though the results have not been too pleasing
I think another jacket project would probably have the result I am looking for. All my jackets have pluses and minuses. Maybe I can put all the pluses together.
The version I just finished is actually a coat. The only padding is the shoulder pads. Also, it has a full lining instead of being non-lined like the other two. It is a different pattern from the first two, but since it is part of my jacket era, I am calling it version three.
Some tweaking of the lapels, collar, and a little stiffer interfacing would make it better, but I am finished with this pattern.
Here is Vogue 8719 I made almost two years ago, August 2014. Now I realize that was a good pattern. I had no experience with jackets at all, and this turned out good for a first attempt. I might try this pattern again.
I found three great jacket sewing tips I used in one video. Collars, sleeves, and welt pockets. Watch it Here.
I am thinking of another jacket project. Butterick 6022 promises to be "very easy" on the envelope. This time it will be the simplest pattern, so I should have success.
Thanks for stopping.