The pattern is very oversized, and while I often sew a small size through the shoulders and a medium through the hips, this time I cut and sewed a straight XS. I have room to move, and the outside seam of the inset panel hits me higher on my shoulder than illustrated on the right. I like that, and think it updates the style a bit. Pattern markings are minimal, and the essential dot at the corners of the inset panel are missing. Instructions are very minimal, and there are no suggestions for finishing seams other than "...finish seam or serge" I used a combination of techniques-bias binding, turning under raw edges, and plain old zigzag.
I have the sleeve hems left to do, as well as the hem. I will add lace, and hand sew these when I have some time. I certainly cannot wear this yet as we are still getting snow/rain and it is just plain cold. Now, if I were in my new house...
Yes, a new house. We are moving from Oregon as soon as we sell this wonderful home and moving into a very nice townhome in Tucson, AZ. My Inset Jacket will be a great coverup by the pool!
|Tubac (near Tucson) arts festival a few years ago|
|retired gentleman, probably waiting for his wife!|