Today, I finished McCalls 5244 - the view in the top right hand corner. I used a wool purchased from Brunswick Fabrics in Sydney Rd, Melbourne during last year's Patternreview weekend Down Under. I also bought the designer Brioni lining from Artextile in Richmond on the same weekend. The lining at $12 a metre was more expensive than the wool at $9 a metre! And now my sewing room is in a mess as the fabric ravelled large chunky threads!!
I didn't underline and only interfaced the collar, front facings and the hems. I wanted a quick project to kick off the sewing! I will add snaps (when I buy some) to keep it closed.
This photo shows the lining which has the Brioni logo of a polo player embossed over it. This photo is more true to life in the colour of the fabrics. However, the matching shoe is a bit washed out. They do match!Finally here is a photo of me in the jacket. Now I obviously need some help in taking a photo without getting the flash in the mirror!!!!