previously made the evening dress. I loved that dress, but it shrunk ridiculously when dry-cleaned. Note to self-- don't dry clean silk crepe de chine.
Back to the jacket. I love this pattern. I love the art deco seaming, and the fact that it fit me right out of the envelope. That's a good thing, because with all the funky seaming, I'm not sure how I would have made alterations to the pattern.
I used mid-weight linen, which was generally unproblematic and easy to work with. I lined the jacket in mid-weight silk charmeuse, just replicating the jacket pattern, because the inside of the jacket looked like a mess and I had no idea how I could finish the seams otherwise.
The charmeuse lining feels marvelous, so this was a great call.
I could totally see myself making this jacket in black wool gabardine with matching pants for an awesome suit. As it is, I might have to make myself a pair of slim white linen pants to match.
Horray for the awesome jacket!