One really great thing about using an industrial machine is that it takes no time at all to whip up a muslin! I love this Burda Style jacket (8/2009); this is a petite size 20 and I made just one change by adding an extra 3/8 inch of ease through the hip in the front. The sleeves are drafted really well and went in easily with minimal easing. I love the military-motorcycle jacket styling of this design.
The fashion fabric will be charcoal grey tropical wool with an acid-y green charmeuse lining, both came from Gorgeous Fabrics. Tropical wools are good for Bostons climate because its a three season fabric. I already have a skirt made from this same wool, the skirt from Hot Patterns Sportive Suit. If have enough left after this jacket I may make another A-line skirt for fall-winter, either Vogue 7910 (view B) in the fasion fabric or Hot Patterns Metropolitan Superfly Skirt in a dark wash denim.