The purple herringbone weave fabric has great drape, but I’m not sure it won’t be too serious for such a cute pattern; the blue and white is an old light/mid weight cotton I liked but never found a use for; and the sweet tiny cherries fabric is a medium weight cotton for which I’ve already purchased coordinating buttons.
So even though I think the purple has the best drape for this project, I’m going with the sweet cherries! To be on the safe side, I’m also going to cut a version in the blue floral fabric, and baste it as I go. If I run into problems, I can work them out in that fabric before committing my little cherries.
This week we’re supposed to choose our fabric (today), cut out our pattern pieces (Wednesday), and sew up a muslin (Friday). I’ve already cut all the pattern pieces, so my focus will be adjusting them using my Butterick B6042 pattern pieces. I did a rough comparison of the two patterns and Bruyère is longer — makes sense, as Bruyère is actually a button-down tunic. I’ll be shortening the length as well as enlarging the width. With my behind you’d think I’d love tunics, but I really don’t. *smile*