Started this back in April as part of a crochet-along with the Thursday night AFY group. I've worked on it a little here and a little there over the past few months, and as of last week, it's finally DONE! (Ravelry link)
Love how it turned out and, miracle of miracles, it fits.
This started life as Wild Flower by DROPS Design, a free pattern for a cute cropped jacket with long sleeves.
Since I didn't want a cropped jacket - or long sleeves - I made significant changes along the way. Lengthened the back, changed the angle of the front, shortened the sleeves, changed the edging, used a thicker yarn and a smaller hook . . .
But the one thing I kept exactly as-is?
The back medallion. It's what I love most about this design, and what sold me on making it in the first place.
I had a few hiccups along the way, especially re-figuring the part where the curved back meets the not-the-same-curve front. I tore out each section - back, front, sleeves, edging -
5 dozen 3 or 4 times before I was finally satisfied.
(please don't call the crochet police on me!)