It was a beautiful dream ... truly lovely dream ... and I had even snapped a pic of this dream with every intention and desire to make it reality:
I even preread the instructions and looked the suggested layout over, as KwikSew patterns tend to have very reasonable pattern layouts ... FAIL!!!! Oh, the agony of reality as it came crashing down on me. I had only ordered two yards of this 44 inch wide fabric, and this blazer requires 3-1/8 yards of 45 inch wide fabric. Did I mention KS does reasonable and fabric-conserving layouts in their instructions? I can see no way to bend the laws of physics enough to make this idea work, even if I shorten both body and sleeves.
So it is with a heavy heart and shattered dream that we get this latest gem from Sergeant Obvious: Make sure you have enough fabric before getting too carried away with a beautiful sewing idea!
I guess this gorgeous linen will end up being culottes or capri-length summer pants ...