It was a fairly simple pattern to make, I cut size 14. A dislike was there were not finished measurements on the pattern pieces; the only finished measurements listed on the envelope was the length.
It looked like there would be no issue with fit as the pieces looked as if there was a lot of ease.
Adjustments made were shortening the length by 1/1/2 inches; even then it was longer than I actually wanted. I also did a swayback adjustment of 5/8. I also shortened the shoulder width by 5/8 inch.
The fabric is from Fabric Mart purchased in April 2015.
I fell in love with the fabric and had many ideas of how I would use it and then with change in weather I put aside for cooler weather.
When this pattern was released I knew immediately that I had the right fabric for this pattern.
This was an easy project to sew; one needs to pay attention to the marking for tie placements and right front self facing. The biggest issue I had was the ties and turning them. I used to have Fasturn tubes and they have gone missing. I had another "gizmo" for turning but not a very good one.
DH took photos of me wearing this last weekend. I lightened some of the photos so you can see the quilted design. It is a rich black fabric as you can see in the two photos below.
Here are the two side views
|Right side with ties.|
By sewing the side seams on the right side of the fabric it creates what I called wings.
I truly like this pattern and the unusual design. Not sure that I need another one, but was a pleasure to sew.
I wore this to work on Tuesday and no one really got to see this as I walked into the entrance of our building and fell on wet floor. I sprained my ankle and have been laid up all week from this accident. I am on the mend and plan to return to work on Monday with ace bandage and foot trolley for my right foot. Glad I got a pedicure during my vaca😇