Y'all know that I agree with you...the sleeves SUCK! *LOL*
I HAD a vision of something a little funky but still corporate. What I ended up with instead was "Little House on the Prairie" plays "Corporate Dress Up"...definitely not Corporate Chic!
First, thanks everyone for your wonderful comments and suggestions...there wasn't a bad one in the bunch! Many of them gave me pause and all of them have jumpstarted my creative juices...I can feel the ideas flowing again! I think I am going to let a few of these ideas simmer on the back burner until the weekend and I believe I can move this garment off the UFO list and into my closet!
The new Early Spring Barrie Pace catalog is up on their website. I am LOVING the cover look right now in a fall/winter fabric and then again for spring in a fantabalious linen! Oh...I can feel my heart beating faster already at the mere mention of Spring! *LOL*
I have already pulled fabric and lining fabric for a jacket version. Also I have a TNT jacket pattern that I KNOW fits me so except for making a few notion choices, I hope to work on this piece this weekend.
Now I know that some of you have already caught onto the fact that I mentioned the jacket only...well that's because I chose a black with white pindot wool blend from the fabric collection to use for my first version. This was a deliberate choice. I intend for this coat/jacket to work with both versions of my Simplicity 3631 dresses. I imagine Spring/Summer versions of this outfit in luscious pastel linens which thankfully already reside in my fabric collection!
Thanks again for talking back at me....it was soooooo appreciated!