This is the finished jacket. As I cut out the individual pieces, I machine embroidered the designs. Kind of says gypsy carnival barker to me, but I like it. My husband said I should make one for him and we can recreate Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. I think not.
The tricky parts were:
-the 90 ° turn at the collar
-I did a floating hem and it was time consuming and took some finagling with the back because of the way that part falls
-the front hem also was a bit of a struggle to get it to hang right and not stick out at right angles from my hips-not an attractive look. I would suggest, if at all possible, to have someone pin the hem while you are wearing it.