In my continuing quest to be comfortable at work—with temperatures that vary between the arctic and the sahara—I have made another lightweight topper to wear with my baggy black pants with tapered ankles (blogged here). This is a black/red/white ITY print from FabricMart, with a very soft hand. It is so comfortable, I feel like I’m wearing jammies. I just hope I don’t look like I’m wearing them! (For the record, my current favorite pj bottoms are a turquoise flannel print of pastel-colored donuts with sprinkles and mugs of cocoa. And I’ve never worn them to work.)
The shell is, again, Kwik Sew 3740, with binding at the neck and coverstitched hems/armscyes. I added 3” in length to this one because I wanted a bit of a blouson over a chain belt. (I managed to mangle my gold-tone chain belt, but I have successfully improvised a new “belt” by using a long necklace purchased at Target.)
The jacket is from Butterick 6005 which is OOP. I’ve made versions of this pattern several times over the years. For this iteration, I added 5” in length to jacket, so it comes to mid-thigh on me—similar to what is shown on the pattern cover. I narrowed the sleeves and made them ¾ length rather than full. The hems are coverstitched, and I topstitched the neck and front edges. The pattern is for wovens, but it worked just fine with a knit.
I’m pleased with this outfit—it has some style and it is oh so comfortable. When I wear it with my Arche wedges, even my feet are happy!
Shoe love: The aforementioned black suede Arche wedges. Love ‘em!Happy sewing! ~ Peggy