Lauren and I saw a great jacket at a wedding last weekend. I keep a notepad in my purse especially for design moments like that!! Today I saw this Butterick pattern on EricaB's site and had a - "That's it" moment!
Take this jacket, cut the sleeve off above the elbow, add a 1" band (embellished) and the bell shaped sleeve from this McCall's Blouse, and do it up in a metallic tweed.
I will look for the right fabric in New York this week!
Just so you know - I love making jackets! I hate hate making blouses! I am half done the silk blouse and have to drag myself to work on it. It looks good, and is going together fine. I don't know what it is about it that makes me hate the blouse process- a jacket is exactly the same. More finickity if you think about interfacing, lining and all that. But I still hate blouses!