B actually picked out this beautiful Italian linen when we were in Vancouver from Atex fabrics
I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it at the time...but finally decided I wanted to make a loose, swingy jacket with it. See the inspiration and discontinued pattern I found below:
Even though I normally make a 10 or 12 in the Big 4 patterns, this older pattern brings the weird marketing scheme that is sizing to light. Based on measurements, I cut a size 14! And while I did have to take a good bit off the side seams....I needed the size for my shoulders. I also added a couple inches to the length of the shortest jacket pattern (the one in green above) because though I wanted to keep it just below the waist.....a long waisted girl's gotta do what she's gotta do!!!
|I played with sleeve length a good bit...and finally settled on this one with a large turned up and top stitched cuff.|