And what a long, strange trip it's been.
I've really enjoyed recycling / refashioning, but I think it uses a different part of my brain than regular sewing does, because this project really wore me out.
First off, my apologies to Carolyn, who suggested that I use a colorful lining for this jacket. I feel it, but the jacket didn't. It wanted to continue its neutral theme, so I used an ivory lining that I had on hand. It's not exciting, but it didn't want to be. I promise, Carolyn, double bright exciting lining for the next jacket.
The last thing I had in mind when I started this project was accumulating another serious contender pattern for the Chanel jacket, but this really would work well, either with the front redrafted the way I did this time or with the original diagonal dart (so long as I was using a plainer fabric). It's got that almost sweatery feel of a good Chanel jacket.
Apparently despite my worries in the previous jacket post, I saved myself from 80s-ness. My roommate came down through the living room while I was taking the photos and her comment was, "Nice save. If you'd put shoulder pads in this it would have been 80s all the way." Whew, dodged that bullet! (I know, I know, they're trying to bring back the 80s, but having lived through them once, I'm not ready yet).
Next up . . . what? Kisha brought me a few new Simplicity patterns the other day, two blouses and a dress. They're calling to me, but not with any specificity yet. Staring out my office window at the white sky, gray buildings, and gray and white sidewalks isn't inspiring me with any desire other than to do something colorful next time.