Review: New Look 6736
Pattern Critique: easy enuff for beginners, well drafted, pretty current style
Fabric: 97%cotton/3%spandex from Joann's, lining is a silky poly print from stash
Modifications: under collar & facings were done in a contrast, used only one button - from the stash instead of four (didnt feel like buying more buttons)
Results: Cute! I wasn't sure if I could pull off wearing a red jacket after starting this project and offered it up to my little sis. but now I'm thinking I might keep it for a while. I know it'll look cool w/ a pair of jeans, a black turtle neck & boots for the fall. I want another one in tweed/boucle!
Review: Simplicity 3692
Pattern Critique: too easy, didn't even look at the directions
Fabric: poly jersey from aunt
Modifications:I shortcuted this because I needed some instant gratification after working on the jacket all week.
I was also short on fabric so I omitted the yoke lining and just finished off the neckline with a bias strip cut from the scraps of the fabric.
Shortened about 5 inches because it was sooo long - well past my knee (i'm 5'6)
Results: cute, quick sew. This will work in the winter. I'll wear it with a turtleneck, tights and ankle boots. I bought this because I saw a similar look in a recent Lucky. I'll do one more in long sleeve.