Since I'm so swamped w/costuming and other misc sewing, I really can't jump into sewing up Vogue 2984 that's being discussed on various boards and blogs. I picked the pattern up at the last Hancock's sale (I probably won't make it to the one this weekend...bummer) and I've been studying it. I have some royal blue flannel (the piece with the moth damage, actually) that I'd love to make up in this, if I could squeeze the pattern on it. But it's not going to be an easy task.
Firstly, the jacket is designed to be self-lined. I've really been scratching my head over that...why would anyone want a self-lined wool jacket? Even in the 'lightweight wool flannel, lightweight wool crepe and lightweight tweed' recommended on the envelope? It would be itchy, it wouldn't slide over any kind of top well, and it would be really, really warm. But, self-lined it is...even the sleeves.
But, not only do I not like the idea of a self-lining, my flannel is more of a mid-weight and too heavy/bulky for that. And I don't have enough anyway. So I'm going to have to alter it for a lining.
I'm holding my breath that this isn't breaking any copyright laws, but here's a scan of the front/back piece:
Not your typical jacket pattern! The little football-shaped piece is the gusset that forms the back neck stand; there's a slash made at the 'inside corner' of the shawl collar/ shoulder seam intersection where it is inserted.
I'm thinking that slash will be the beginning point of the line that will be the seamline between the lining and the front facing and will curve around to intersect the back/peplum seam at the side.
Sort of like this:
I'd have to use a facing at the bottom of the sleeve for the turn-back, too, but that wouldn't be hard to draft.
The neck stand gusset would have to be from the wool for both layers, I think.
Anyway, does that look reasonable to you? And would you line the peplum or do two layers of flannel? Just looking for opinions...what I do may end up on how well the pattern fits on my rather chewed up piece of goods.
ETA: Obviously, I'm a newbie at posting things like this. Next time I'll get rid of that white space...