I've been enjoying watching all of the beautiful jackets come together, and lusting after my own, so I decided to jump on board. I feel very out of my league in this august company (which is likely why I am so late in starting!). This will be the first time I have attempted a lined jacket, so I am planning to simplify it, so that I have fewer opportunities for error.Here is my pattern (New Look 6853). It has the shape, but the sleeves are only one piece. I've been reading and re-reading the two Threads articles in the sidebar, but I don't think I'm ready for all the quilting, so I'm planning to bag this lining as per the pattern instructions. My boucle is a fairly loose weave, so I will be underlining it with batiste. I have a trim that I am reasonably happy with, although it isn't all that exciting, so I'm still on the lookout for something more interesting. I'll handsew that and the chain weight at the hem.
Well, I'm excited! Here we go!