I like the jacket a great deal and will plan to make another one in a different fabric. The pattern was drawn for a 5'7" person and I am 5"3", so I shorten the sleeves one inch. They are still too long, so the next time I will shorten more.
I ran out of fabric, so added in the front of the sleeves and the collar. That actually made a nice addition. I used a self made poly brocade fabric bias trim. I top stitched in a decorative stitch like she shows in her book. It went on very easy with the using her stay tape first. It think the fabric I chose was a little heavy and it feels like a blanket, but maybe when it gets cold and I use it, I will appreciate it.
I attended a workshop with Lyla Messinger and bought this pattern. I am usually not a knit person other then t-shirts, but this pattern is really nice.
I made it up first in this knit to test out the pattern and found it to be so easy. The skirt hangs well. I shorten it three inches and it seems to be right for my height.
This is a piece of knit that I bought from Lyla and it worked very well for this skirt pattern. The jacket is a cashmere that I got at a estate sale and this is the first time I wore it. The color of it really makes it pop.
I am amazed at how clever Lyla is in drawing this pattern. The pattern pieces seem like they won't go together, but they do indeed.
Here is a mesh shirt that I just finished. I have had this fabric that I got from Marcy about four years ago. I used a black mesh doubled around the neck and sleeve cuffs. I used some bias fusible tape on the neckline and hemline from Lyla Messinger. It really helps with keeping the mesh from stretching when sewing on it.
I wore a black camisole under the shirt. It should be cool for the summer.
Looking at the back. I feel accomplished as I am trying to work on some of the things that I have had around for a long time. I didn't like the color of this fabric, but when I combined it with black it looks good to me.