Yesterday, I asked for opinions on a jacket I was on the fence about. It's cute in theory, but something was...off. Well, you all agreed with me because I got comments saying the jacket was cute but the fabric was frumpy, looks like something my mother-in-law would wear, and definitely needs some embellishment. I totally agree, and I'm going to see what happens after I add buttons or a waist closure of some sort.
I whipped up another one yesterday (seriously, this pattern is great) and I ask: Is this better? It still needs buttons, but what say you - cute? Or give up on this pattern? I like it so much that I was tempted to make a matching pencil skirt and have a cute little retro suit, but I got a "oh honey, no" from the husband.
It was really bright, so sorry about the squintiness. Man, I need to trim my bangs too.
And the one no one liked. I think it'll be better if I make the jacket edges rounded like I did to the one above. I wish it was cuter because it is really well made and very comfortable. Mike thinks the problem is that the fabric is not jackety, it's more blousey. I still have 5 yards of it, so maybe a blouse is in the cards.
Honest opinions please. My fate as a "jacket person" rests in your hands.