I like the jacket, but oh am I ever tired of sewing with plaid! I don't think I was made to work with so much match-up. I literally get dizzy from staring at all those lines...
As you can see the shoulders are a bit on the wide side. If there's a next time-without plaid- I'll take in the shoulder point. This jacket is pretty much straight out of the pattern. It's BWOF 1-2009-114B.
I took in some in center back to curve the seam in toward the waist, and also shortened the sleeve about an inch- I have very short arms :)) The sleeve vents with working buttonholes were also added.
This is how I'll wear it most often, and maybe a rowdy gray tee- I live in Tinseltown after all :))
I was planning to add my label and a chain at the neck, but due to the neck facing it just didn't look right. I love the piping and silk lining- don't think I can ever buy anything but silk for lining anymore, it just feels sensational.
The shoulder pads were customized according to Roberta Carr's book, and I really like this method. They shape so nicely and make the garment hang correctly without any fudging.
DD is feeling better, but now she has pink eye :( Giving her the drops is not a lot of fun... And I was planning on taking her picture since she has a meeting with an agent next week. With that red droopy eye I think I better wait :))
Here she is inside Sprinkles Beverly Hills, the hottest cupcake place in LA. The line outside is always long, so she got to wait inside while we were waiting in the cold:))