Progress! Feedback welcome.
I posted a few times in this community in the last few weeks asking for fitting help with this pattern and now that I've started to get the actual garment put together, I thought I would share the progress I've made so far.
I'm a little disappointed with the fit so far. It makes him look like a rectangle! Many of his jackets have vertical darts running from the corner if the pocket to just below the pectoral and I think that this jacket would benefit from the extra shaping. Unfortunately, I've already put in the pockets so I don't think there's any way to add darts now. Drat!
Also, the pockets ended up being so bulky! Should I remove all the insides and make them non-functional pockets?
I'll take it in a little more at the seams but I'm not sure if I should put the sleeves in first to see how they will affect the fit.
There are more details here, here and here. Feedback welcome!