I must say I was floored when I started reading over the pattern chart, there are 13 pieces, I don't know what I was thinking - ok - I was thinking less than 13 pieces...lol. Well, I got past that and have managed to iron and pin the pattern pieces.
I found a pattern by New Look, which I think fits the bill for the style I'm looking for. Its New Look 6617 - featuring 5 versions of coat/jackets in waist, hip and thigh lengths.I'm going for Version B, which is a hip length basic six-button front with a shirt collar. In checking out the pattern, I noticed that there are cuff pattern pieces, which would allow me to fold up the cuff for a little flair. I am using a polyester, rayon & spandex blend fabric in brown. I took a closer look at my existing blazers and noticed princess seaming details, which I don't see with this pattern, so I'm a little concerned, (check me out - princess seam... like I know how to do it...lol) . Also, I would love to put in a lining, but think its best I start with just the basics since its my first time.
Tonight after being home for 2 days with what felt like the flu, and finally coming out of a TheraFlu induced state, I have since cut out the pattern pieces, talk about laborious. I'm pacing myself for this project and over the next few days will assemble and begin baste stitching.
Interested to hear about your first time making a jacket/coat/blazer and do you have any tips to share?