This jacket is the kind of go-to piece we all want in our closet. It’s comfortable, goes with everything, and has just enough polished touches to pull an outfit together. It is extremely easy to modify; vertical darts are used for waist shaping, and the pieced construction lets you handle one modification at a time and provides the structure needed for a jacket. It is worked in pieces from the bottom up, with in-line pockets that are finished with seams. The use of applied i-cord on the unfinished edgings of the sweater gives an unobtrusive but neat, “finished” appearance to those edges. It also stabilizes the openings and provides structure.