Clearly April's dress was not a winner in the popularity stakes, but what do you think of my Rigel bomber with a simple tube pencil skirt? I am huge fan of Papercut patterns for fit, skillful pattern design and easy to follow instructions.
I bought the floral fabric on a whim from a designer fabric website Kristy recommended. The piece was very small - enough for a pencil skirt (an obvious choice) or for a colour blocked jacket. I did have a more structured jacket in mind until I saw just how well it blended with the mustard wool ponte that lived deep in my stash.
In theory I love this suit -particularly the back view- which I made as an antidote to boring grey business suits. In practice I'm a little shy to wear it. The feeling of needing to hide away wasn't helped by husband's comment to my daughter "Have you seen Mum's vomit jacket?"..."Bomber jacket!"..."Oh I thought you said vomit" (look of sheer innocence upon his face).
I made it and some other items at an our annual Sewing Guild sewcation at Stanwell Tops. I was joined by other bloggers; Sharon, Kristy and Beverley and 30 other talented soulmates. Beverley posted some great photos on her blog. If you don't get together with sewers in the real world, I recommend it. We learn a lot and inspire each other.