I cut my jacket out the last week of November and then Christmas came. I decided to make all those Sophia and Weekender bags making the Cabi-inspired jacket lost in the to-do pile.
Fast-forward to December 23rd, the bags are complete and I didn't feel like starting on the jacket unitl after the New Year. Instead I did a very needed cleaning of my sewing room and in this process threw away my Simplicity 2728. I went by Hobby Lobby on January 2nd but they did not have the pattern. Being a person who cannot start another project until the one is finished, I forged ahead.
I did not cut out the collar, who knows why? Looking at the line drawing, the collar is perfect for the inspiration piece, wide and full shaped.
One thing I did add was leather pocket flaps, cut from an old purse. I had seen leather on jackets in RTW and wanted to incorporate this.
I used quilting cotton on the underside of the flaps
Here is the finished jacket front
Overall, I am quite pleased with my jacket, I do wish it had a collar but I will still enjoy wearing it.