No hems in yet, lining is in and a fix done to the left side which is shorter as I have sewn the facing on that side for length and hemming which is next. There are three sleeve darts and four darts in back plus a seam down the middle of the back.
I often get comments at to what an expert I am at sewing. True I've been sewing all my life but I'm no expert. In fact I've been learning from women younger than my own kids. Techniques have changed in the last 60 years and I'm learning some of those new ones. No matter how well I sew I seem to always have fits about what I'm currently making. This jacket for instance is putting me in a major uncomfortable zone. Things just went along so well with no problems and when I inserted the lining I see this 'pull' from the front facing area which means to me the lining is tighter on the inside than the exterior fabric and is pulling. Oh gosh how I struggled you will never know to fix this. I let out some seams in the lining to make it roomer so as not to pull and some other things too complicated to describe. It still seems a bit wavy to me on that left side bottom now I'm thinking I may need some stiffer interfacing in that area. (Later* I did add some hair canvas which helped a lot.) Plaids are easy to match I learned that a long time ago, it's not rocket science but this other stuff is sure driving me up a wall which should not be this much of a problem.
The lining is so pretty my favorite crimson satin. Pan likes it too !