And, regardless of my complaints, I usually find a piece of fabric or two that make their way into my cart. Such was the case today.
The 3 bottom fabrics are from Jo's. There's a navy stripe rayon blend for a jacket and pants to match, a white poly and a navy for easy peasy throw-on type jackets, such as the CJ Inset Jacket. The rust colored floral at the top is rayon/lycra from Gorgeous Fabrics, and the poly/lycra leopard print is from Hancocks. All except the white are for fall garments.
I've been searching the pattern companies for a basic shell to wear under a suit jacket. I have a pattern for myself that I drafted, but really, I don't like drafting. I like to start with a pattern, and redesign it. There are very few basic little shell patterns. I bought 2 today. Barb posted about this Simplicity pattern. I had seen it when pattern looking online, but assumed it was a knit T, and skimmed right past it. Pays to actually read the description sometimes!
Between these two patterns, there are a lot of options. S8523 has a bust dart, and neckline variations, with or without sleeves. M2818 has a princess seam, front and back, neckline variations, with or without sleeves. The McCall pattern buttons down the back, which I love, and of course, could apply to the Simplicity pattern as well.
The jacket I'm going to make has a "v" shape neckline with a collar. I think a jewel neckline would look nice for the top that will be worn under that particular jacket. Anyway, I was tickled to get both of these patterns. No drafting. I can change these up however I want. Yay!