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Simplicity 1070 Moto Jacket - Pattern Review

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I love a moto jacket, and bought Simplicity 1070 as soon as I saw it. It's described as:
Misses' knit sportswear pattern features a ponte moto style jacket with leather or faux leather front panel, long sleeve top in hip or cropped length, and slim skirt and pants.

I started with the jacket.  I used a really nice heavyweight black ponte and a black vegan stretch pleather, both from Califabrics.com.
I cut a size 12  - full disclosure: this is a gift for my sister. She is taller and bustier than I am, so it is not only a gift but a way to check the fit before I make one for myself, haha! Generous or evil, or both?
I started this one afternoon and surprisingly had most of it sewn in a few hours! There are a lot of pattern pieces but the sewing is straightforward.  It took more time to finish the bottom facing and slip stitch it in place than it did to sew the main body of the jacket. The instructions were fine. I used a combo of my machine and my serger, because of the pleather…