But in one of my visits to Joann's Fabrics, I fell in love with this fabric and it was on sale...you know the rest of the story.
I had the dots, an old Jennifer Sampou design which I have hoarded and used in many of my quilts. Now I get to wear it.
In this version I eliminated the back pleat, and placed the pattern back slightly on the bias to create an A-line shape with a nicer drape. This is just perfect now, after so many tries. No side vents needed, and plenty of ease.
To tart it up a bit, I added a contrasting breast pocket and lined the collar with the dots. The back neck has the patch and knot again.
My inspiration comes from this vest by Holly Badgley...love that neckline.