... and I am not content with the result very much. I made a poor choice with the fabric, because it is much drapier than I wanted it to be. Since it is a polyester, I pre-washed it and it changed the quality of the fabric. The fabric doesn't look so crushed as in the picture - it looks better on a real human body, but not what I imagined previously. I won't use buttons for the jacket, but something like a hook-and-eye closure. It's closed only with a pin so far, because I need to go to buy the closure, but I've got a flu, so it has to wait.
There are some lessons learned from sewing this jacket:
First, I'll have to do a plan for my future sewing, because otherwise, with such a lack of time as in the last weeks, the sewing progress is so slow, that it discourages me from finishing a started project. Even a half an hour a day is better than nothing.
Second, polyester doesn't mean it's easily washable (I should have listened to my inner voice telling me not to pre-wash the fabric the way I did...).
Third, work on a started project regularly, but slowly - which should help me avoid some mistakes I made only because I felt like a more profound preparation was not necessary.
We'll see if I am a good at learning from my own mistakes when working on the next project ;-). It should be an underlined Simplicity 2754 dress...
... made from this mohair knit.
Wish me luck and have a great pre-Christmas weekend :-)!