This pattern is OOP (out of print) but I love the fit and style. I bought coordinating green fabric and made my own piping for the first time. It's a lot of work but I really like the way it turned out. Here's a close up of the neckline:
Here's the back view:
When using piping I taper it down at the underarm seam and where it meets the zipper. This ensures that it stays upright and reduces bulk:
Here's the inside armhole. Even though I added a full lining, I had to use the facings because of the piping:
I made view B. This is a simple pattern that I'm sure I'll use again.
Here's my shoes. The Rockport brand is so comfortable!
By the way, I must admit that this isn't the most recent addition to my wardrobe. I'm having a terrible few months of sewing. I really tried this summer to make casual clothes, but for some reason I have a way easier time making dressy garments. If it is complicated and has a lining it usually turns out wonderfully. I have wasted so much money and time with nothing to show for it but a pile of wadders. Anyone in my boat???