I’m setting some big sewing goals for the next few months and into the new year. My current project is Vogue 1042. I think it’s from spring 2010. Anyway, I like the off-white iteration on the pattern packet. I have some off-white suiting I’ve been looking forward to using. Although I like the jacket and slacks combo, I’ve chosen to go with a Claire Schaeffer pants pattern instead, Vogue 7881. I love the pants. I went with the couture view and lined the pants as well. I made only one alteration to the pants—I’m a little thicker in the waist, so I added an inch to it. They handled the change well—it didn’t seem to distort the design at all. I know this will be a favorite of mine. Claire Shaeffer's patterns are great! I have several of her jacket patterns as well. I can't wait to make them.