This is the pattern I used:
Unfortunately, this pattern is no longer in print, but if you have it in your stock and haven't tried it yet I definitely recommend that you give it a go.
I love this pattern for three reasons:
-it fits me like a glove
-it's fairly easy and comes together quickly
-I can't resist a good bishops sleeve
I think a bishops sleeve is the prettiest, most elegant, most feminine sleeve you can use.
I went with view B because I liked the collar too. It's warming up here, but my walk to work in the mornings is still pretty chilly so I didn't think an open neck would be very comfortable.
Vogue patterns can be a little intimidating for some home sewers but this one really is very easy. The collar goes on with no tricks or special cutting, the lining closes everything in quickly (even the bottom hem), and unless you want to add embellishments, there are no tricky zippers or button holes to worry about.
|with unfinished sleeves
|You know it's time to stop sewing and go to bed when you
snip your finger instead of the thread!
Even after everything I just said about Bishops sleeves I was actually very tempted to leave the cuff off of the sleeves and just do a bell type sleeve. After alot of back and forth though I decided to save that for another time.
I used a beautiful mustard yellow wool for the outer jacket and a pretty tone on tone deep purple pinstripe lining for inside. I love to do contrasting linings. I think it adds something special, even if I'm the only that see's it.