Better late than never!12:45 AM
Pattern: Vogue 1053- Montana
Fabric: Dupioni Silk
Lining: Rayon Challis & China Silk
Notions: One pair of 1/2" shoulder pads, twelve 5/8" buttons, two hook & eye closures, 7" zipper.
All of the jacket pieces (except the sleeves) are interfaced. The jacket has welt pockets. I decided that mine would be "faux" pockets. I omitted the pocket bags because I can not recall a time I have ever used pockets on a suit jacket.
I decided I would use a print for my lining. Unfortunately on short notice, I couldn't find a silk type of fabric that I liked. I did however discover a rayon challis print that would really coordinate with my wardrobe colors. I used black china silk for the sleeves... for the slide factor. I used keyhole buttonholes on the faux vest inset and I think they turned out very nicely... a lot better than I see on some RTW. The jacket also has 2-piece sleeves with a three-button vent. The entire edge of jacket is topstitched 1/8" from the edge. The hem of the jacket and sleeves were both interfaced for stability.
Claude Montana is known for his figure-hugging designs, and this is certainly one!