The front : full length, collar closed as per original pattern
or : the back, mid hip length
Or : worn open at the neck to form a revere with contrasting facing, full length and faux, yes faux, pocket
I'm in the final stages (throes) of this Chanel jacket. Every stage has required a number of decisions because I stated with a jacket that was too small and had to make it bigger. Cut from here, steal from there, follow this or that design decision? Every part of the construction has had to be thought through very carefully.
And now it's the final finishing touches - the hem length - mid hip or full hip? Faux pocket or no? Worn closed as the pattern intended or open in a revere style? And the most important question of all, what do I need to do to make sure I will wear it?
I could smirk it up and wear it with a kerchief (you know, the style that got Joe eliminated from last season's Project Runway) and a faux military badge from Exclusive Buttons (which I won in my craft haul, on the back of the label it reads, "awarded to domestic warriors for their service and commitment on the home front").
Advice desired. Must wear this jacket or TMB will never let me forget it. "You cut up my jacket for this? At least I wore it twice."
And then I will finish it and blog about it over here.