Having the luxury of a week at home, with time to sew, I decided to make a Little Black Jacket.
The pattern was easily decided upon, as I already had the Japanese pattern book "Sweet Black" (ISBN978-4-309-28041-7) and there was the quintessential simple black jacket, style "r".
The fabric is my third length from Croft Mill: 2 metres of black sanded cotton, intended for trousers. But my recent wardrobe crisis persuaded me to divert this towards a jacket.
It's just as well I had a little extra fabric, because the diagram I thought was a dart, was actually a pleat on the paper pattern itself, to shape the bust without the bulk of folded cloth. Luckily I spotted my error in time and was able to re-cut the fronts.
It has taken me four days of non-hurried sewing to get this far. The lapels took a whole afternoon of puzzling, pinning and pressing. But I think it's going well. I still need to make the sleeves, lining and buttonholes.