I would typically sew an XS in an older TSW pattern, but the new patterns are not as oversized and medium had the ease I wanted for this swing jacket style. You can see that the shoulder seam is nicely positioned. I like the fit and eliminated the pleat that is not necessary at all - suggest you baste it in to see how it affects the fit. then decide if you want it. At first I thought the sleeve was a bit wide for my arms, but looking at the photos, I think I will leave them as is - besides it's easier to roll the sleeves up as I typically do.
The muted blues and brown colors in the japanese cotton allow me to coordinate the neutral jacket with lots of things I already have like these aqua/brown cross-dye linen Ikina pants and the CLD ABO top in a fine cotton brown/aqua cross-dye that I like to wear with the pants. There are lots of in progress photos and others in the TSW Quincy Pattern Flickr Set. I want to try the narrow pant on this pattern, but doubt I will put the optional loop/button on to get that drapey look at the side. But.... I may change my mind.
One piece of fabric on the cutting table for fall is this gorgeous mauve cashmere blend I bought from Michael's Fabrics when I was in Baltimore mid June. I had a short swing jacket in mind when I bought it, not knowing about this jacket pattern at the time. I plan to eliminate the zipper and will wear this over long sleeve tops and sweaters so I won't change the sleeve width.
|Cashmere blend from Piacenza 1733, a very high end mill in Italy|