On the 1st of this month, I went ahead and cut my white corduroy, a gift from SewMama. There is still enough left for my pants, if I ever get around to making those, as well!
The shell of the jacket went together pretty quickly, the only slow point being inserting functional pockets. The pattern, Simplicity 3728, only has decorative flaps, no real pockets (how silly!). Personally, pockets are a must for me on a jacket.
The lining was a GIANT pain, however, for me. I am pretty ignorant on lining techniques, and was just hoping the pattern instructions would be sufficient, but they were not very clear. Fortunately, the ladies on PR pointed out to me a bag lining tutorial, and things went much smoother from there.
Here is the lining, a fun 20's golf and classic car print.
I made some minor alterations for fitting (int he shoulder, back, and armscythe), but aside from adding pockets, didn't really make any other alterations. IT's a good pattern, I think the style looks good on me, and it one of those styles that never really goes "out of style".
So, despite a few minor hitches, I am really happy with my first lined jacket!