Numero Seis in the Pattern Stash Contest at Pattern Review.
I first fell in love with the fabric and scooped it up before I knew what I was going to make. It is a jade green linen with tan and gold metallic floral embroidery. Can't remember what I paid but I got it at Joann Fabrics so it couldn't be too outrageous. Then I pictured it made into a cute jacket and alas, I settled on Butterick 5360. I made view C which has gathering along the neckline and very interesting sleeves- they almost look like flower petals to me. I used white rayon bemberg lining from Gorgeous Fabrics. And I purchased gold buttons in a floral design.
The pattern is rated "easy" and it really is. I thought it would be more complicated than it was with the sleeves, but the instructions are very easy to follow.
I did not make any adjustments to the design or pattern other than going down my usual one size to a 14.
I love the end product! I wore this to church with a pair of tan capris and a white blouse underneath. The hubby said I looked very "contemporary".... he's funny.