doubleknit, could not have been a better match for the pattern. I give this pattern two thumbs up for ease in construction and wearability. I also had a chance to utilize my coverstitch machine for all of the top-stitching, which I opted to do in a khaki color. This outfit would be well-suited for cool spring days. I think the fabric content, mostly polyester, will be too hot for the high humidity of summer and mid-day temps in Hawaii. But early morning and evenings will allow me to get plenty of wear from it. I think a pair of Mary Jane styled athletic shoes would be the perfect finishing touch, but I don't have a pair of those....yet.
Here is the final look. I cut a size 12 on the skirt, which is just two pattern pieces with an elastic waist and a size 10 for the jacket. I didn't make any alterations.
For those of you who are curious. Here are some detail shots. These first two show the inside and outside topstitching made with my Janome Coverpro 1000 CPX.
I would like to make this again in a double-sided knit with the longer skirt or the Burda 7890 pants I made earlier this year. Aloha everyone!
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