I finished the jacket, just in the nick of time as temperatures plummeted (frost warnings three nights in a row) so I could actually wear it. The entire suit, alas, will have to wait until fall, since I will be lucky to finish it this coming weekend and surely it will be unsuitably wintry garb after the long weekend in May (Canadian tradition demands that one shift mentally to spring after this holiday which nominally celebrates the Queen's birthday).
Anyway, here it is. The photo of the front is pretty bad due to bright light conditions and camera operator ineptitude. I darkened it but unfortunately, the jacket looks kind of drab. It isn't, in real life. I'm wearing it with these pants. The fabric leftover from making them supplied the contrast for the piping and buttonholes. Therefore they must "go with" this jacket perfectly.
Speaking of those details, here's a closeup of the jacket front. As I said in my last post, I was very pleasantly surprised by how smoothly the piping insertion went. Shortage of fabric meant that the bias strips were pieced. The piping is therefore marginally thicker in a couple of spots, which are however functionally invisible if you follow the 6 foot rule.*
Buttons are plastic with silver metallic inserts. The lining is Bemberg which, as you can see, has a woven-in pattern. All materials - every last bit - came from stash.
I really am going to finish the skirt very soon, after which I'll record it here, put it lovingly in my closet, and switch to writing about sewing lightweight, airy cotton items. I have such a thing already cut out, in fact, and am dreaming of white linen jeans...
* If a sewing mistake cannot be seen by the average viewer standing a reasonable distance away, it doesn't exist.