I can't believe I actually did this myself....
This is my first jacket, actually, my first anything other than skirts. I'm amazed it turned out as well as it did - I was expecting utter disaster.
The pattern is from the spring? issue of Burda World of Fashion. They did it in a much much nicer fabric. I got this fabric for $3/m, I was afraid to get anything nicer 'cause I was sure I was going to botch it. Maybe now that I'm more confident I'll try again with something nicer.
Here's the front, where I'm cleverly hiding the lack of button with my hands. I picked out one I liked in the store, and got home and realized it wasn't right, but am way too excited to post to wait till I can get back out for a new button.
And here's the back, where if you look closely you can see the huge pucker which I tried to hide with the collar, 'cause I have no idea how to fix it.
I've got a question for you folk: when putting the collar/bottom band on, it's a curved seam all the way around - but the bottom is a really tight curve. It took a LOT of pinning and easing and I found it quite difficult. Is there a trick to it? I don't think I did it wrong, but there's got to be an easier way. Anyone got any tips for me?