I've finally got something to show! I think my jacket's pretty cute, it's certainly not perfect, but I'm OK with that.
This is the jacket from Simplicity 2443 and I've got to say that I'm pretty impressed with the pattern drafting. I hate easing in sleeves, but for the first time ever these worked first go. Not unsightly wrinkles or puckers, it was great. A lot of people have mentioned that they had problems with the instructions for the sleeve plackets, with that in mind I took my time but I had no problems and I'm really happy with how they've turned out.
This is a size 14 made straight out of the packet - I did add a lining and I've left off the middle bars between the front pockets and the ribbon ties. I'm planning another version and I plan on adding some extra length and leaving off the front pockets.
Sorry - I'm not scowling at you the sun's in my eyes.
This is a great casual jacket that injects a shot of colour into my spring wardrobe. I've got so many things that I want to sew I'm not quite sure where to start. Hopefully that means there will be plenty of action happening here.