Added Nov 4, 2013
A simple but effective suit, very warm. The colourstyle of the fabric reminds me the Ukrainian Carpathians (mountains) thus the name was born ( although I’m not sure what it will remind after burda’s playing with pictures but anyway…:-))
I was very short of fabric: at first I bought a small piece for a skirt but after my coming home, I thought that I want a suit and am skillful enough to make a suit without too many expenses. So, here we are – me and my suit:-) The fabric is really thick and warm so while I was working it occurred to me that to make a coat – that is the right and stunning thing would be of the fabric… hmm:-)
So, as the fabric is warm, I wanted a skirt with a one-piece band and I had to choose very thrifty pattern for a jacket to satisfy my ambitions :-) And, of course, all the stripes had to coincide in all the control points of the both items and the symmetry should be kept.
For the skirt I chose the pattern from from Burda magazine 2/2009, #128 and the idea for the jacket was taken from Diana Modern (Ukrainian issue) 10/2013, #9. The latter suited me because of one-seamed sleeve and the zipper instead of buttons, and collar-free :-); I also made it a little longer and omitted a peplum.
The suit is very comfortable and colourful and my colleagues came up to me today for telling compliments:-)
Double woolen jersey with addition of some p/a (I guess), the fabric is very dense and keeps the shape very well, besides it’s of a good quality because I almost had no problem with joining the stripes – a couple of pins were enough to get a nice seam ( as a rule, when the fabric is thin, it takes me all my pins reserve to keep the stripes or checks on the spots:-)).
For the lining I used dense viscose silk ( I guess it would be good to make a parachute ).
And, the most impressive, it took 1.80m x 135cm of the fabric to sew the suit. All the parts were cut across.
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