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So I liked this pattern, but the instructions made NO sense. I read through once, was terrified, and proceeded to assemble everything without looking at them. To be fair though, I never did figure out what to do with the facing… oops. Can I also just point out that this is a tall pattern and I’m 5’3"? So I took a lot off of the hem. I bought the checked wool at a thrift shop but I didn’t have enough for the back pleat or the sleeves, which was fine – in the end, I think the pleather is pretty good. I couldn’t find soft enough faux leather, so I bought a used jacket and cut the sleeves off of it. As you can see in the pictures, I did the worst job of pressing ever, so I’m going to have to go back and redo that – thankfully an easy fix!

The insulation is flannelette and I’m guessing the lining is a cotton-silk blend, although I’m not sure.

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