Thanks for all your comments about S3673, the Simplicity 1950's retro jumper. :)
I had asked how to handle the situation where I had mistakenly cut the CF on the fold, so I had an extra 1.25 inches in the front panel.
According to peer review, there was one vote to redo the front skirt panel, and many votes to just leave it as is (it's fine!) and one to tweak the darts (there are 8 darts after all). Concern was expressed for having a CF seam in corduroy. I generally don't like CF seams as I think they break up the garment. And the last time I had a CF seam in a dress, it resulted in the Star Trek dress. And we all know what bitter memories that dress contains. Ugh.
I wound up undoing just the skirt side seams, and letting the front panel lie "flat". You can see the front panel is sticking out a bit on each side.
Then I sewed down each side.
And I hemmed.
And I wore it with a purchased boat neck shirt (maybe someday I'll make a Peter Pan shirt to wear underneath).
This is what it looked like after wearing it a good part of Sunday:
Somehow I didn't take a picture of the side view, but I took 2 of the 4 back darts a bit more.
It has a short back vent since I cut an inch off the bottom and then folded under twice, by 1.25 inches or so.
I wore it to work on Tuesday, kind of concerned it might look like a kindergarten teacher. My coworkers assured me it doesn't look that way? I'm still on the fence. But it was totally comfy since my version is not as form fitting as the envelope picture.
And as you see I didn't add the bow. I think it's more adult-like that way.
The pattern envelope:
So, food. This is a new-to-me recipe, from the Prevention "30 Minute Chicken Dinners" booklet. It's supposed to be "Italian chicken, artichokes and rice" but I didn't have instant rice so I used orzo instead. and I didn't have oregano after my dried spice cleanout, so I used basil instead. I also used fresh parsley from my parsley plant outside, which is still going strong in this colder weather (and even after it was under snow!)
My library books. I haven't started reading either of them; maybe on the plane to Austin?
Here's some fall color from my back yard:
Do you know what this tree is? I don't. I call it the "prickly ball tree"
I don't know what I'm sewing next. Maybe one of these? But it won't be this weekend. It's PR Day on Nov 19 and I will be in Austin to celebrate it. I'm flying out this afternoon. Leslie has a packed schedule for those attending. It will be so much fun!