My next project is from the November 2006 issue of BWOF (#132 Jacket #137 Skirt). My interpretation will be much less formal than the velvet pictured in the photo.
I'm using the bouclé I bought from Metro Textiles last Summer and the skirt will be black. I'm using an OOP Burda envelope pattern to make a short sleeved shell to wear under the jacket. I realized that I have nothing suitable for church so my goal is to make more dresses and skirts. The bouclé ravels like crazy so I decided to underline it with some plain old broadcloth. Since I'd have to sew around the edges of the cut pieces to control the ravelling, I might as well sew on an underlining. Kashi selected a light periwinkle/lavender for the lining. That man is amazing! I bought four gray buttons for the jacket, but I'm really not happy with them. I'll probably make the jacket last to give myself time to go to Fabric Row (in Philadelphia) to find buttons more to my liking.