What do you get when you add up the side panel and pockets from this pattern
to your T shirt base and sleeves of this
and the zipper edge collar of this?
These are all Fabric Mart fabrics that I played with for a few days and did some preliminary sketching. My collar stands up because that one textured dark grey double knit gives it more body than the rayon knit used by Katherine Tilton. I also lowered the neckline 1 1/2 inches and had to make the neckline pieces longer to fit. I think it is such a cute detail. When I make another version with summer fabrics and collars I will use lightweight colored zippers but these were just standard zips from my resource center.
It's cozy and a little stylish for my casual life. I wore it to the sixth annual Winchester, VA Northern Virginia American Sewing Guild chapter retreat, one of my favorite events each year. Next post I'll share the very few projects that actually got made during that weekend. Until then, I'll share a few pics of what I'll be seeing on one of the bike rides I love taking here in Florida.
I think you can understand why it's hard to leave this beautiful area...