I am a huge proponent of the "Don't Sew an Orphan, Sew an Outfit" approach, so I sewed up a couple of other pieces to go with my new jacket. I absolutely hate when I make a fab piece of clothing and then have nothing to wear with it. So, a few years back, I started sewing outfits - entire looks from head to toe. That way, I will never have one sad little garment, sitting forlornly in my closet, being overlooked.
I have paired up my navy tropical wool Butterick 5567 (view D) jacket with a pair of navy medium weight cotton twill pants (McCall's 2101 - an elastic waist pant, now sadly out of print). Like Carolyn, I am a big fan of elastic waist pants. Not only does my waist change size over the course of the month, but also over the course of the day. With my job as a teacher, I can't afford to be restricted by my clothing, so elastic waists are heaven sent to keep me comfortable. Besides, most people don't even realize that I'm wearing elastic waist pants since I rarely tuck in my tops.
The top is Vogue 8597 (view A with the long sleeves of view B), a fabulous cowl neck top with raglan sleeves. This top is interesting as the front of the top and the cowl neck are all cut in one piece. This makes for some quick and easy sewing. I used a rust coloured bamboo knit from Fabric Mart that picks up the rust striations in the jacket fabric. This top is so soft and luxurious. I love the bamboo knits!
I have styled this outfit with navy socks and a pair of rust leather Mary Janes by Clarks. I opted to forgo any costume jewellery, but I am wearing a sapphire and diamond channel set band on my right hand - I like how the blue sapphires play off the navy fabrics.