I've been missing in action a while. Most of my sewing has involved unpicking and resewing skirts that were newly made but no longer fitted. Thanks for your encouragement - your support helped me shed 7 kilos in 8 weeks.
I completed this jacket recently from a linen silk blend purchased in Lincraft last summer. The pattern is a self draft cloned from an old Ignazia silk jacket that I bought second hand and wore to death...literally. It is lined with white cotton batiste and has an interesting three quarter sleeve. The original sleeve was masterfully drafted, pleated into a narrow band that attaches to the pleated lining sleeve. Clever and very comfortable.
I love the side inseam pockets and I'm very pleased with my pattern matching, especially the centre back which is a seam finish.
The fit is somewhat aspirational at the bust. I could do with an extra centimetre ease but I am still 6 kilos from my goal weight.
I'm quite sure where my sewing is taking me next. I moved my sewing area into my eldest daughter's abandoned bedroom and in the process I found a blouse I started a few years ago which I'm now finishing. Next up I think a tailored shirt is on the cards having just finished the excellent Craftsy.com course.
Meanwhile happy sewing!