The fabric is from Fabric.com. It is designer stretch twill in chocolate brown. 55% rayon 45 % cotton.
This was my first outerwear. My first attempt at interlining. My first lining bagging. I love it.
The pattern didn't require much tweaking other than to lengthen the sleeves and body. I interlined the upper sleeves and body with a stretch cotton. I was not sure what I was doing, so at first I had attached the interlining to each of the front, back and sleeve pieces fully. After some sagging of the interlining while pressing the pieces, I did some reading and found out I should have ended the interlining half way down the sleeves and approx 2-3 inches above bottom hem line on the front and back pieces, and to not attach the interlining at the bottom edges of any pieces. Once I made those changes, things went much more smoothly.
To bag the lining, I used 'Jackets for Real People' with Martha Alto, Susan Neal and Patti Palmer. I highly recommend that book. (I also have the Pants for Real People) Their method ended with a professional looking lining. Even down at the bottom front where the lining/facing meet. No hand stitching required anywhere except to close the opening left in the lining for turning the whole shebang right side out. At first I was quite intimidated about trying it, but as is true with most things, it was much easier to do than I had thought!
|Front, Inside lining|
|Back lining, inside|