It was so sunny in my living room that I had to go take this picture in the patio - decidedly unlovely, but at least not overexposed or fuzzy from being too well lit.
You know, it's not perfect, and that bums me out a little bit. I really was very finger sore by the time I'd finished the sewing - cotton twill is not a kind fabric to push a needle through by hand and I didn't do the best job with the last few little bits and bobs. I can go back and correct them. But this was never meant as a be all, end all jacket. This is my experiment. In about a week, I'll put up a bunch of photos and let you pick on my fitting mistakes and other errors - I want to catch every last one of them before I cut into my beautiful red wool.
This will, however, go with any number of things in my current wardrobe. It's a great color on me, and can be worn open, closed, and with or without a shirt underneath.
But DUDE. This is awesome. I made a jacket! ME! Pretty exciting stuff, you know?
In the meantime, totally ignore everything I said about quilting cotton... I needed some instant gratification and palette cleansing. 8yo is getting a bunch of new dresses. But that, I shall save for another day............... bon voyage, my pretties!