I’m excited. I finished my first lined jacket and learned so much from tackling this challenging project.

Jacket Back

I’m also annoyed because it doesn’t fit as nicely as my muslin suggested it would. It’s too snug across the chest. I’m uncertain if this was caused by poor sewing or if the thicker fabric and lining naturally reduced the amount of ease.

Jacket Lining

All is not lost though. I had my petite sister-in-law try on the jacket and it fits her perfectly…and she seemed to like it, so I gave it to her. It’s one thing for me to like the results of my sewing. It’s a completely different thing to have someone else excited about wearing something I made. In fact, it’s such a wonderful feeling that I’m almost glad it didn’t work out for me!

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