I actually really like the way this is turning out. I still have to finish hemming a sleeve and the bottom of the jacket. Unfortunately, I've set it aside for now since the hem has to be understitched by hand and my patience was wearing thin. I'll finish it up sometime this winter because I definitely do
want to wear it.
Ugly fabric I used:
Close up of fabric (it's some sort of leftover burlapish fabric that I can only assume was used to cover furniture in the early 70s:
Front lining (leftover fabric my grandmother made drapes with a long time ago:
Me wearing it:
Another shot of the lining:
I'm going to add a nice old fashioned, sparkly button to the front eventually. The pattern I used was http://img.sewingtoday.com/cat/40000/itm_img/M5244.jpg
. I made view C but didn't like the way it looked with the collar standing up, so I just folded it down.