woohoo! the jacket is done and i adore it! took pics late yesterday and am listing this on eBay starting later tonight...she's looking for her owner!
the front of the jacket has a low V neckline trimmed off with a 50s vintage looking shawl collar that morphs into a huge huggy hood. when the hood's up the shawl collar ripples like a mermaid's tail, as it should!
sleeves has 2" roll up cuffs, if you want to use them, or not. i prefer the length myself.
jacket body is chocolate brown 21 wale corduroy; shawl collar/hood front section are 21 wale dark turquoise...what a great combo!!!! the turquoise makes such a vivid difference! hood is lined with tan and brown marbled cotton which i just adore. jacket torso is lined with a loose weave cotton of ecru color with thread strands running vertically in browns. sleeves are unlined.
this is a great jacket for layering! good for 3 season wear! it's a size medium misses and has a great fem yet roomy cut.
i thought i'd never finish the applique!!!! i get carried away cutting and placing the pieces only to later realize, oh my, i gotta stitch all THAT! guilty of being strung out on details!!!!!