Whoohoo! I'm almost done with my jacket!!! This is Simplicity 2443. I love it so far, and don't really think the pic does it justice! The fabric is kinda hard to photograph as it has a little shine to it! All that's left is tacking down the inside neck facing, and adding on buttons. The pattern calls for ribbons, not buttons, but I am a fuddy duddy like that and I don't want ribbons. I bought some cool buttons though!!! See below!
Below are my buttons- I am definitely putting four big ones down the front...then possible little ones on either just the flaps of the bottom two pockets, or maybe on all four? I don't want to be too BLINGY, but it just might be cute. We'll see! :)What do you think? Just big? Big & little?
I LOVE the details of this jacket...the pockets, the fake pocket/placket thingy (the rectangle), and the sleeves...check out the sleeves:
I'm also pretty proud of myself for using French seams on most of the inside seams. This gives the inside such a nice look even though it's unlined(who sees it but me anyway, but hey!), AND it won't get all gross and ravel when I wash it. I love that this pattern had most of the inside facings enclose the raw seams also!
Check out my nice pretty jacket inside (the facing seams/side seams didn't line up right, but I didn't worry about it, because the outside did!):
When I'm done with the buttons, I'll post a final pic!!! Until then, let me know what you think about the buttons if anyone reads this and cares, hehehe!