There was just enough room to squeeze in the sleeves too.
Here it is sewn up. Back view here.
And the front. I needed to add a facing too because on the original jacket - the overlay is wrapped around to the front and stitched down so there is no facing in the original style at all.
I added a piece of turquoise accent between the facing and the lining.
And guess what that accent piece was? A piece of double fold bias tape I cut in half and sandwiched in between.
Here's the side view - I'm quite happy with how the V's line up on the sides.
Up next - take the main jacket apart and start really sewing everything together. It's just basted together at the moment. And - decide on some buttons.
Until next time - Happy Sewing!