And found a tweedy linen that I bought from Michael back in...2003. Now, I hadn't exactly forgotten about it, but I had misremembered the color. I thought it was a peachy pink, but it turned out to be completely mauve and a great color for this month.
So I pulled it out, grabbed the New Look Jacket pattern I used for last year's SWAP (so SWAP is influencing me, even if I'm not working on a SWAP collection), tweaked it a bit and used 1 1/2 yards of the tweedy linen on an unlined, single-layer jacket.
Which I finished after church on Saturday and wore on Sunday. There still being two more Sundays in April, I'll likely wear it again soon.
So here's what I ended up wearing for the three days of services we had for Easter, with the colors being mauve (a range of dusky pinks and lavenders) and black:
I thought several times about finishing it and putting it in the good will bag, but I never got around to it.
Lost a bit of weight earlier and, lo and behold, it closed. So I fixed the weirdness on the front neckline...or at least most of it...and finished off the shirt. Probably not going to get a lot of wear, but...hey, finished is finished. And it works for this month. So I wore it Friday with the often photographed striped modified Loes Hinse Oxfords and the even more often photographed Burda Style 'westcoat'.
For Saturdays' service, I wore last week's make, the rayon/lycra jersey Marcy Tilton/Vogue T, with Loes Hinse's Bistro jacket, in black poly herringbone suiting and Sewing Workshop's Helix pants from a RPL 'denim print' ponte. And the only mauvey-pink necklace I could find when I poked around the mall last week.
Y'know, I really should train myself to go stash diving earlier in the process...