I had an idea that I wanted to play with stripes, so I made this strapless dress with a strapless bodice block and a gathered skirt. I actually made this in the spring and it was too cool to wear it alone. So off I went through my pattern stash, and pulled out Simplicity 1325. I have made the jumper before, and the shirt a few times, with and without modifications (darn, I haven’t blogged about that yet. Sorry y’all, i will do better about taking pictures.) The crop jacket looked like it would be perfect, and as you can see above. It is.:) I like how it falls open at the front. The fabric is a polyester blend with a slight amount of stretch to it.
As a pattern review I made View E in the size 6 without the ribbon detail. I didn’t need to make any alterations. I hemmed the sleeves with a 3/8″ hem and steam-a-seam. Quite honestly I was too lazy to blind hem stitch this one, but that would have been my other option. The facing finishes the front, and the back I left folded and stitched in the ditch of the darts so there would be no visible stitching lines. This was exactly what I needed as a light jacket for this strapless dress. Oh, and speaking of the dress, in case you want to see it, I’ll leave the pictures here. 🙂