|Close-up of front pocket|
The pattern called for just sewing triangle stitching lines at the top and bottom of the pleats, but I had some blue leather that matched perfectly so decided to sew them in place to add a little emphasis.
The jacket also has epaulets on each sleeve (optional of course). I like the jacket with them.
And of course, I had to throw in a crazy lining. The pattern doesn't call for a lining, but since my fabric was wool, I had to have one. Wool just itches me like crazy but it sews beautifully.
Back view of the lining. The jacket doesn't fit so well on the dress form because the shoulder pads are trying to lay in a different direction - you get the idea though.
Until next time! Happy Sewing!