Then I marked the style lines and button placement, adding a 1" button extension:
Then I sewed a sample muslin.
Looks pretty good! Time for the brown floral.
This top is a bit of a departure from my usual aesthetic, but the floral just calls for a sweet, conservative silhouette.
The buttonholer on my machine is broken, so I manually made some buttonholes and sewed on the buttons (don't you love them? Thanks to Lauren for helping me pick them out!):
To complete the look, I whipped up a high waisted pencil skirt from the same brown knit as the jacket and dress:
The finished look:
To be completely candid, I think I prefer the silhouette of this top in muslin as opposed to the brown floral. Looks a bit busy and boxy. What do you think?
Coming soon: more yarncraft! huzzah!