Rayon novelty knit from Globe Tex in Montreal. This was one of my fun finds this summer. I hated to chop the pattern into small pieces so the choice of this pattern made lots of sense. I think I paid $4.50/meter for the fabric.
Vogue 1262 This pattern has been around a while, but you need the perfect fabric for it. Since this is a novelty knit, I wasn't sure how it would behave so I dropped the pockets. I didn't cut two sections (top and bottom) but taped the pattern pieces together. This eliminated one extra seam. I also attempted lowering the shoulders. The pattern pieces are not your typical kind, so altering the shoulder got a little interesting. Some parts were altered in the moment.....but it all worked out. I don't have mounds of fabric under my arms nor wrinkles in the back.
My teenage son took my pictures on a cold, wet day. It was a one photo shoot kind of day. Now, it is almost 80 degrees. Glad I got to wear my statement jacket to a party.