I never ever use the inside pocket of my other Minoru, so I added welt pockets to this one using the Colette tutorial for the Anise Jacket here. I'm so proud of these! And I also put in knit cuffs, instead of the elastic in the original pattern. This was a fun way to combine knitting and sewing. Most cuffs are a double layer, with the fold at the edge. I didn't want that much bulk, so I re-created the folded-edge look with a tubular cast-on.
I used flannel for the lining, which makes it nice and cozy. The sleeves are lined in VERY pink rayon with a flannel under(inter?)lining to make the jacket easier to get on and off. AND the flannel lining...
The main fabric is a lightweight wool coating from Fashion Fabrics Club that I got for Christmas (thanks, Mom!). It is very loosely woven, so I interfaced the whole jacket with a fusible tricot for stability and longevity. This also added a little heft to the fabric, which is nice. This also lead to my only gripe about this jacket - despite my best efforts, there are a couple of small spots where the interfacing did not want to fuse. I'm using the good stuff (from Fashion Sewing Supply), and I've read about people interfacing some coat parts with tricot, so I'm not sure where I went wrong. Hopefully it doesn't get worse and bubble all over. I'll be dry cleaning, so that should help. Right???
Other than that, I'm thrilled! I know I'll get a lot of wear out of it.
Fabric: Wool from Fashion Fabrics Club, flannel from Fabric Frantic on Etsy, rayon lining from Mood.
Pattern: Sewaholic Minoru
Modifications: "Extras" above, plus the same size modifications as last time. I also slimmed it down at the hips a little more than before.