Please excuse the iphone pic in the choir robe room - tis all I have!
Anyway, I bought 3 yds of this blueish cotton from Mood specifically for a Hawthorn, and I'm quite pleased with it. It sewed up easily and pressed nicely. I cut a straight 14, removed about 4" from the skirt length and made this version sleeveless. Could I achieve a better fit with a 12 + fba? Probably, but the 14 is nice and comfy without being overfitted.
I thought I had buttons in my stash but I didn't, so I found these nice grey ones at JoAnn. I'm really liking the slightly brighter thread on the buttonholes and topstitching - nice pop of color.
I used a slightly lighter Gutermann Mara 100 for the hem, about 3.5 stitch length.
Overall, I think I could maybe wear belts with this under a cardigan - the cardigan adds a bit of waist definition. I put in the hook & eye but I'm not pleased with it and might trade it for a snap. I used stat tape at the waist seam around the entire bodice and serged the waist seam. All others are French seamed.
The side view is nice - just above the knee and nice and swishy. But, the fabric wrinkles...
In her Pants Construction class on Craftsy, Sandra Betzina called wrinkles in linen "rich wrinkles" - polyester doesn't wrinkle. I'm going to go with that here too!
Pattern: Colette Hawthorn size 14
Thread: Gutermann Mara 100
Needle: Organ 70/10
Buttons: JoAnn 6 for $.99
Changes: shortened bodice 1", shortened skirt 4"
Make Again? I think so - with a snap!