Time for a new project!! I knew (or expected) that I was going to need to take this pattern in a bit, so a muslin was my first step.
The natural waistline is marked on the pattern tissue and is miraculously in the correct place (the seamline that bisects the jacket sits high on the torso). So while the shoulders, sleeves, and overall width of the jacket is too large, the torso length fits me perfectly! Go figure . . .
I think I am most excited about the collar on this suit - I have never seen anything like it. It may end up looking silly, but at the moment, I think it's fabulous.
What surprised me was how much I needed to take in the skirt.
I purchased a large bag of zippers years ago which included some heavy duty ones that I will never have a use for in any finished garment I ever plan to make, but they are super easy to use on a muslin.
And so my sewing adventures continue . . .