The pattern for the Sparkly Tweedy Jacket calls for these pointed flaps in the front that cover the double welt pockets. I almost decided to ditch the flaps because I'm not a huge fan of them, but I tried them in muslin and thought they looked okay. I made them in my fabric, and they look okay --- I'm not crazy about them, but perhaps they will grow on me. While they definitely add interest to the design, the main problem I have is that the wool tweed has texture and some bulk to it, so the flaps, which hit right at the challenging abdominal area, add more volume than needed. I'll just go with it --- perhaps the added volume will magically go away!
One plus about the flap is that the dart runs right through it down to the point --- it looks elongating, which is a plus.
Just a note, but I wouldn't recommend using a contrast thread for the pocket sack (above) --- I was lazy and just used the red thread that was in my machine.
11 hours ago