I used Simplicity 1699 which is a pattern of coordinates. It includes a jacket, a peplum top, a dress and a pair of pants. I've only done the jacket so far. I am so pleased with this jacket. It was nice to get compliments at work today and that was before they knew I made it.
I took these photos outside before the sun went away. I hope they provide a good look at the jacket. It's a very simple one - the bodice is lined and there are no closures. You can add trim but I figured with the fabric I chose, it didn't really need it. I can always add a button and a loop if I want to close it.
|This is cotton eyelet fabric from Yellow Bird Fabrics in Utah.|
|It's lined with cotton batiste.|
|(Why do I always look so serious?) I love how comfortable this jacket is. I wore this all day at work.|
|I cut a size 12. I didn't need to do an FBA or anything other than size up for the sleeves. The 12 sleeves were too tight for my comfort.|
|Maybe I should cut on the fold. Next time I will.|
Once I was done with the muslin and the fit right, sewing the jacket went pretty quickly.
Conclusion: I love it! Another item to place in my clothing rotation.