(Not the best pic of the back, but this was literally the only on in focus out of 35 pics)
Simplicity 1155 and Decades of Style Empire Waist Trousers.
Blouse - Stashed Crepe de Chine from EOS. Thanks to Facebook time hop I can tell you this was bought in 2010 about a month and a half after Desmond was born. (Just making myself feel better about not sewing it right away.)
Pants - Stretch Rayon from Marcy Tilton. Fabric was a new purchase in October, but has sold out since then.
1. Lowered the neckline .5" and lengthen the neckline darts the same amount.
2. Standard 1/2" forward shoulder adjustment to shoulder and sleeve.
3. Added 1/2" more length to the sleeve.
4. Redrew the placement of the buttonholes on the back.
1. Extended the back crotch length about .75" (Used the Wearing History Smooth Sailing Trousers as a guide since those fit me well.)
2. Took in 1.5" inches in at the side seams at the waistline. This alteration was mostly because of my fabric choose of a stretch woven. I had to give that area some negative ease to get it to stay in position.
1. I found the bias width of 1.25" a bit slim for my fumble fingers when finishing the neckline. I increased it to 2".
2. The directions say to close the sleeve cuffs with thread loops and buttons. I found this out really late in the process and was not in the mood to hand sew some thread loops. Instead I checked to see if the cuffs would fit over my hands with a buttonhole added. They were wide enough thanks to my hand and wrists being the daintiest part of my body. I did end up doing a standard button and button hole finish to the cuffs. Now 3 months later I'll admit that doing the thread loops would have been better. The cuffs are just a little bit too tight when the blouse needs to move with me.
Pretty sure he said, "I like your sleeves" because Napoleon Dynami quotes are a staple of our household. Though I think this outfit is on the husband scale of "I'll keep my mouth shut because she'll put on a less weird outfit soon."
My Final Thoughts
It might have taken me three months to show off this outfit but I'm pretty pleased with it. In the end it turned out just like I'd imagined.