|Front view has separating zipper|
|Close up view of zipper and neckline|
|Inside view of lining-jacket not pressed|
And that is the issue and the reason I am not happy with the outcome. It is not really a problem with the pattern, it is my choice of fabric, it is rather "busy" so you just don't see where they are.
As to this jacket patten-it runs large!! I even went down a size in upper area and then went to larger size from waist to bottom. This was my focused concern about this jacket once I began sewing and fitting. Before making the final lining attachment, I made several fitting changes to earlier ones.
- Biceps are huge, ended up taking a one inch seam from about an inch under the arm to about 3 inches above wrist.
- Took a deeper center back seam earlier on in the sewing process.
- Took an additional 1/2 inch seam in the front/side front seam area from shoulder down to upper bust area. Then took an additional 1/2 inch seam from right under the bust to top of front area peplum.
- Took an additional 1/2 inch seam right above and below waist area.
You win some, you lose some. Next up skirts!