Lots of great versions of Simplicity 1366 have been popping up on blogs. Some of my favorite versions: Groovybaby and mama’s rayon , Sew DIY’s navy linen, Sohpie at Ada Spragg’s cheerful print. This Cynthia Rowley design has many of my current favorite features: boxy fit, dropped shoulders, cropped length. It was all I could do to wait for JoAnn’s $1 pattern sale!
I’m glad I did an initial test version since it was hard to figure out what size to sew with over 7 inches of ease at the bust. I tried a size 4 first but even after I let out the seams it was a little too tight in the arm pit and not quite slouchy enough. The size 8 was pretty darn close – I slightly lowered the arm scye, brought in the neck a little, and lengthened it by half an inch. The fabric is a dotty Robert Kaufman chambray. Super soft and very lightweight – almost floaty. Very nice to wear.
Details: sz 8, lowered army scye 1/4″, lowered neckline 1/4″, brought in neckline 1/4″ on each side, lengthened by 1/2″