Simplicity 2284, View D, which meets at center front and no collar.
For the construction I will block fuse the boucle to some Pam Erny interfacing, I believe its a weft insertion, light weight. It's actually yummy. I am not doing a full blown Chanel here but will use a few techniques as I see fit. This will evolve, but I have a much better handle on this evolution than I did on the slipcover! So I am feeling confident it will work out nicely. I just have to try some seam samples.
Glad you all liked the slipcover project. It was stressful and a great learning experience. You have to be open to new techniques and you have to stick with them. How else would we learn? Thanks for all your lovely comments. I am so not a wadder person. I just feel that my efforts have a value and it behooves me to see things through to the end. Nuff philosophy!
DH and I will be traveling next week, our usual Southern New England/Boston/NH circuit. I am not sure when we will be back but I am anxious to get this jacket going. Till I am back from the other side......Bunny