I love this wool jersey. It's a panel print of orange giraffes outlined in raised gold. It's so funny. I had to get a piece of another black jersey for the sleeves and used that for the neck binding, to tie the two shades of black together.
I think it works. Because of the length of the panel, I made this into a tunic, the hem just skimming the top of my thighs. Anthropologie says tunics are in this season, so who I am to argue?
I made a straight 44. With the gathers on the front, I didn't even need to do a full bust adjustment. Still, I'm losing weight (an ounce here, an ounce there), so the shoulders and decolletage are a little loose. I think I'll have to start cutting a 42 at the top. And believe me, I'm not complaining.
This is the first version I made from cotton jersey - a soft nightgown for Christmas. I used a picot edge elastic for the neckline and much deeper hems. Is it too mumsy? I am Mom, so that's not too bad sometimes.
I think it'll be loverly in a knit flannel for winter time. I feel my hair greying as I type.
On a cost cutting urge, I didn't renew my FoPR membership last January. I haven't been sewing much this past year and I spend most of my time on Ravelry. But I signed up again. It's actually a really good deal, and now I don't go to my local sewing studio, it really is my only sewing community.
I just wish the message boards had Rav's agree/disagree/love.... options and more variety. This girl is super spoiled by the splendors of Ravelry.