I made the shorter jacket some months back in a black and white silk tweed and really loved it.
At the sewing retreat I finished the 2nd, longer version in a black and red wool tweed. It is only 4.5 inches longer that the short version, but for some reason the longer length felt strange to me when I wore it.
In the 80’s/90’s I wore a lot of longer jackets, but they were typically made of the same fabric as the skirt or slacks worn with them. I started worrying about the proportions of the pieces that make up an outfit. Prompted by memories of proportion diagrams, I decided to take some pictures of the two different length jackets worn with the same knee length skirt and pair of slacks . To see if I looked like a fashion proportion faux pas.
Sorry about the facial expression above. It was starting to sleet. Little, hard, cold icy pellets hitting my face.
Well, the only proportion I will be worrying about next week is the amount of rum in my fruity punch or the length of lily white legs I want to expose to the sun. Off to a warmer, sunnier climate.