There was a moment there, staring at my textbook on drafting the suit jacket a few months ago when I was actually uncertain if I could finish my Pattermaking course. See, I went to class for the first month of the semester and then had to take the rest of the class as an independent study. I visited the professor during her office hours, but by and large, I had to do all the work of figuring out how to draft a jacket (and trousers and knit garment) on my own. But it’s done and I survived (and earned an A!)
Our final project was a suit. Not exactly the one I envisioned on the first day of class (which had a waistband and back pleats and a portrait collar!) but one that is my own style nonetheless.
I have to say, I do not love the skirt. It was fine for the assignment (it’s drafted and sewn well enough), but I don’t like the fit or the clearly-not-invisible hem (yikes, it’s seriously appalling in these photos!). To match the jacket, the coordinating skirt has that same scallop at each of the gore seamlines, which I created using separate facing pieces. Such a pain to sew!
The skirt has a waistband facing and side zipper, with the same aqua lining as the jacket.
Because the skirt has those hem facings, it would be non-trivial to adjust the fit of the skirt, which would otherwise be fairly straight-forward with the many seams. So, to make it useful, I may just crop it up a bit and then adjust the fit. But, I have about 2 yards left of the lovely wool twill and plan to make a pair of trousers!