One day recently I saw this pattern featured on the Simplicity Instagram feed. I really liked the look of it, but given recent failed attempts at making decent looking garments from big box patterns, I was hesitant. After much hemming and hawing, I decided to give it a go!
I had picked up some beautiful Moda lawn at Stitched with Love without a real plan. A little searching yielded a nice quality cotton knit with similar weight and drape and I decided to take a risk and combine the two fabrics into one garment. Success!
I thought using the knit for the outer panels would create a cardigan effect and it did! The two fabrics played very nicely together, the pattern stitched up quickly and easily and IT FIT! Big bonus! I love the way it dips down in the back, and continues the contrasting panel theme (although I think next time I make it I might do it in all one fabric just for variety. Yes, there WILL be a next time!)