We are now supposed to press it, and then we’ll go on to line the sleeves and otherwise finish it up.
It doesn’t look bad. If the rest is all handstitching, I won’t be able to screw it up any further, assuming I don’t attempt the topstitching.
So the important questions are these:
- Will it turn out well enough to be wearable?
- Have I learned enough that I’ll be able to make more jackets, and perhaps more successful ones, in future?
- Could I fix any part of what I don’t like about it at the moment?
I’m going to continue with it and hope to press it successfully and then to finish it. I have moved from autious optimism to mild fatalism.