|NL6013 with silk twill that could be a perfectly matching dress. Instead of a fashion fabric belt loop, I made a concealed thread loop to button up the fronts, on the rare occasions I'll wish to do so.|
To the back I added a double half-belt and buttoned sleeve vents. Nice? I think so.
I also took the time to give the invisible portions a little oomph. Not only did I interface the under collar with fusible tailoring, but I also added a softer knit-based fusible to the fronts and side fronts, facings and upper collar.
|Jacket body, inside out. All fronts are fused with knit fusible, under collar with tailoring fusible. The pockets and their pocket bags are already completed.|
I also fused the sleeve and jacket hem. Because I didn't want the velvet to rumple like a bathrobe, I added cotton half-underlining aka backstay to the upper parts of the back and side backs.
|Jacket, complete and ready for lining. I used quilting batting for sleeve heads. Sleeve and hem are tentatively turned up.|
|The lining and facing, ready to be combined with the outer jacket.|
So, that's my first project of 2014! When the temps crawl out of the -27C deep-freeze we're having right now, I'll try to get an outdoor live-body pic to add here. :)