I found something a little lighter. I chose gray attempting to make the jacket versatile. Red probably looked better, but that's how I rolled on that one.
This post probably should be entitled "Design Changes I made to the Jalie 2680 City Coat pattern". (by the way, she did not eat the buttons. She saved them in an undisclosed location for future hockey games)
|Here you can see the buttons along with the other design changes made to the Jalie City Coat pattern.|
Opinions? I am not sure the larger buttons look any better than a smaller button would look, maybe it's even too busy? Or too many buttons? Archie didn't weigh in on that, so let me know your thoughts. Another thing I am on the fence about is the princess seam crossing over the bust apex. I think it's a great solution for anyone difficult to fit in the bust area, and my fit was definitely better after making the change. Also this made it easy to just cut an extra piece of the center front panel and use that as a facing. I also used the yoke as a neckline facing, which made construction a breeze.
But, maybe I could move the seams back out and add wee little darts for bust shaping? Opinions?
On to the collar.
|I am 100% sold on this type of collar. It gives me the height I need and it's quick and easy to sew. I learned about this collar when I sewed Kelly's coat in January - I used her RTW coat to make the pattern.|
*Happy Sewing, all*