First of all, I thank TJ of The Perfect Nose who organized "One Cool Thing, One Strange Thing Swap". I also appreciate her effort to sort everything out. She sent me fabulous Indian silk fabric, three of cool patterns (Simplicity, McCalls and Vogue). Additionally, she sent me a virtual (she calls so :P) parcel too in which some of useful and cool scanned sewing books were contained. Thank you TJ, I will buy you dinner when you get lost and starving in Japan. Oh, she deserves more? I agree.
Belatedly this is a short jacket ensemble I have finally finished. I chose a McCalls one because I liked the outfit most and its size was luckily closest to my size. But I still had to deal with sizing and ended up re-drafting referring to the original. I made some changes to it. For the dress, I made the front neck line squire-ish and reduced open V-back to hide bra band. As for the jacket, I shortened jacket length and made neckline a little wider. I made a tie out of the fabric and put it onto the jacket edges adding tucks. I have done this before using grosgrain ribbon. Last of all, I made attachable shoulder bows like cap sleeves. Now I think that looks too girly...
TJ's strange thing has now turned cool things!