It's been a long time since my last post; I've been sewing on this jacket for two
weeks, interrupted by a trip to Utah and Iowa to see children and grandchildren.
This gorgeous fabric, from Gorgeous Fabrics, of course, was something I could not resist.
It's from Japan, a jacquard, in MY shade of red.
I used McCalls 5860, a recently OOP version of a jeans jacket, to "dress down" the fabric.
I made it pretty much as printed, except that I lined it in another fabric from Gorgeous Fabrics
and I redrafted the collar, making it narrower. Those wide collars always remind me of the '70's! I'm very happy with it; the weight and coloration are more suited for fall and winter in my sunny climate, so I'll wear it once or twice and put it away for a few months.