Hello! This was supposed to be included it the March Mix up challenge that was on www.sewmuchtalent.com. I’ve been working 50-60 hours per week on my job and hadn’t had the time or energy to do much of anything in March.
Here is an old Butterick shirt/jacket from the Connie Crawford collection. It’s been in my collection a.k.a stash for a few years. I used a Kaufman 21 Wale Corduroy in Tan in 100% cotton that I got from fabric.com on 10/27/2011. I am thinking about getting two more pieces in black and red.
I went down a size in this pattern to an XXL instead of the 1X that was my size range according to the package.
This was a quick and easy project. I made no alterations, but will for the next one. I will add about 1.5” to the sleeve and use my one-piece collar method that I do. The one-piece collar method is from one of the DVDs from threads by Louise Cutting. I forgot which volume but it’s nice and you have less bulk to work with.
I didn’t use their button guide. I have ton of buttons in my collection and was able to find some that I liked instead of going out and buying new ones. I am happy with the finished garment and I’ve worn it twice. I wore it to a get-together with a rayon teal pashmina and jeans. I sported it again at work without the scarf. People were shocked that I made it!