I added 2 inches to the length and the sleeves. If you look at the pattern envelope, it is a very short jacket and with my previous two Mimi G patterns, the sleeves run very short.
Now for the front notches, I made a copy of the front pattern piece. I drew the seam line and then cut that part away. I then measured from the bottom of the front to place the notch at the same place. I was able to trace this notch on the interfacing side and I could really see the lines.
The notches turned out very nice.
The lining on this jacket is some leftover gray in my stash and I was able to just squeeze this out. One thing I didn't love about the pattern, was no back facing piece, If I make this again, I would add a back facing. I don't love how the lining is right at the edge of the neckline. I did change the lining to have a pleat at the center back, adding a decorative stitch
Finished measurements are something I really rely on for patterns, well, this one didn't have any. At least none, I could find on the pattern pieces. I went with a size 14, what I did with the suede jacket but this time it is a bit big and the sleeves are pretty wide. If I ever made this again, I would probably make a 12 and might change the sleeve.
One thing about it, this jacket is quick to sew. I took the most time cutting out the jacket, I matched the plaid from the bottom of the jacket. It is hard to see but at the front and side front, the pattern has you gather the front piece at the bustline. This is a great feature to add shaping at our curves.
The back view shows the extra fullness in the jacket. My fabric is from Mood Fabrics and I bought it some time ago, maybe 2-3 years. I kept buying fabric to make this Pinterest inspired blazer, isn't it amazing.
I never had any luck getting good plaid/solid matches. What do you think still trendy and fashionable blazer?
Another notch view and a good photo of the wool.
one more notch picture.
The final set of photos were with my 80-210 4.5-5.5 lens and they don't even get to make an appearance!
A couple of questions:
1. What is the best lens to use for blog photos? I am thinking Stacy has a great answer for us. Stacy, remember the Sew Forth Now podcast you so generously helped me with on photography?
2. Other suggestions for styling this jacket? My favorite is the denim shirt.