Dress and Jacket or Vest Cynthia Rowley pattern 2443 Simplicity
This outfit has been in the back of my mind since this pattern was released. I really like it. It's just what I need for a day of shopping. Since I'm frequently hot and cold, a linen jacket is the perfect thing for me. I started the jacket muslin on Saturday. I didn't have to make a huge adjustment (at least I don't think so, at this stage of the game), so far I've sliced the jacket front vertically in two areas, under the arm at the side seam and near the center front. I'm adding in the necessary width and mirroring it on the bottom front band. I really like the sleeve on this jacket, it's very straightforward. I'm probably going to omit all the front closure froufrou. That's a bit much for me, anyway, I've got enough going on in that area without adding a bunch of fluff.
I was looking at the reviews on PR for this pattern and on reviewer made the dress with this same fabric. Hers is adorable and I can only hope mine will be this flattering. I wonder if anyone has made the jacket with the same fabric??? I like the idea of changing the jacket closure to a zipper. That may be a better option for me.
I'm off to the sewing room, since I've disavowed cleaning, cooking and the gym for today (knee issue). How much can I do before the hubs comes home or before some other weird interruption????