|Ribbed knit from Casual Elegance Fabrics|
|Click on photos for original sizes and detail|
I draped a width/length of fabric over my shoulders to determine the length of where I want it to fall over my my arms and the length. When I compared that to the Shapes pattern, it looks like this jacket is the Shapes size 3 finished. If I add the allowance for the fold over finished edges, that will be perfect on me as a jacket. I want to use the substantial weight silk jersey for a simple long sleeve dress with a cowl neck - perhaps the CLD 2x4 tunic top lengthened. I'll use the gold silk crepe to line and face the back triangle insert. I think the jacket will be a fun new garment and I'll get lots of wear out of it with all those colors.
I also experimented to see if I like the selvedges turned to the outside on the fronts of the jacket. I've done this before with fabric with interesting selvedges where both sides either look the same (like this one) or provide nice contrast. I haven't decided what to do yet