This is my third version of the San Diego Jacket and it was a real challenge for me.
Why, you say?
Because that beautiful green and black WOOL is the itchiest piece of wool I’ve ever touched, there was no pattern for the lining, and the lining fabric slithered and slid and I think I even heard it hiss a few times.
This one is my “fitting muslin”.
I have another piece of beautiful coat fabric and lining that I bought at my local sewing center, but I wanted to test out my lining theory on something less expensive first. Both of these fabrics were in my stash, they were not expensive, and NOW I KNOW WHY!
All that’s left to do is buttonholes, sew on buttons and a bit of handwork. I’m pleased with the finished results and am looking forward to wearing it.
My first San Diego Jacket was in a soft denim, and I wear it often. Read about it here.
My second San Diego Jacket was made of a soft draping stretch woven jacquard. Read about how I added side pockets to it by clicking here.
Have you sewn the San Diego Jacket? Would you like me to write a tutorial on drafting the lining pattern?