Anyways, presenting Vogue 8721 in View C:
It's a little windy, so the front of my jacket is blowing away a bit, it actually lays flat as in the first picture.
I bought this really pretty brocade at Joann on clearance. I thought it was gorgeous, but I had no idea what to do with it. When Vogue released this pattern I thought it would be perfect for showcasing this fabric. It also doesn't require a lot of fabric manipulation, it's pretty simple. In this photo I'm wearing it with a vintage sweater guard I bought on etsy. I wish I had a close up, it's really cute! On bottom I'm wearing my pencil skirt, blogged here.
I'm unsure about how this came out. I think the combination of the pattern and fabric isn't ideal. Maybe the little jacket is just too loose for me? Maybe I need something with less ease? I don't know. I think I'm going to leave it to the ultimate test- see how often I wear it!
My one dislike about the pattern is that the sleeves are really tight. I have skinny noodle arms, and they're tight on me, so I bet they'd be really tight on the average bear. Just a thought if you decide to make this!
And a back view, I really worked hard to center the brocade patern:
And now on the cutting table, or in my case, rug:
This is Butterick 4985, in View A. I haven't had good luck with fit on Butterick patterns. I'm not into muslins, this fabric was cheap enough, but I did a tissue measurement. I think it'll fit in the bust, but I added an inch and a half to the hips. I'm also planning on adding width and length to the tie so that it'll make a nice pretty bow; the bow on the line drawing is a little weak for my taste. I got really cute buttons, so I'm excited to see this finished! I hope it'll be a lucky interview shirt to wear with my lucky interview skirt!