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My first suit.

Added Apr 14, 2011

by rshelly13

Portland, Maine,...






This is my first jacket and skirt combo. The jacket is McCall’s 5858 pattern. The skirt, I drafted myself. The shirt is also a McCall’s pattern. The material is a charcoal linen with a poly lining.
I learned a lot from this jacket. I learned that my shoulder’s require a forward shoulder adjustment and a shoulder blade addition for the back. I used the book Fit For Real People to get this worked out just right. When making this, I felt that there were certain things that could have been changed to make it better. Currently, I am working on a 40’s suit pattern through Sherry’s Tailoring Sew-along. I am learning all of these little things that make just a simple pattern into an amazing jacket.

To check out more about this project, please check out my blog:

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    Apr 14, 2011, 05.44 PMby wendymichelle1015

    Thanks for the links!

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    Apr 14, 2011, 02.43 PMby wendymichelle1015

    Inspiring! I’m just moving into intermediate sewing skill and I can’t wait to do my first suit- I have a simplicity 40’s pattern that I’m itching to start cutting up :) Your suit looks fantastic, love the long pencil skirt

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    Apr 14, 2011, 01.39 PMby rogue-cellist

    It looks amazing, you’ve done an excellent job. It’s great to be able to say “I made it all myself” isn’t it :-)

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      Apr 14, 2011, 03.32 PMby rshelly13

      yeah, i love wearing things sometimes just for that.

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    Apr 14, 2011, 12.59 PMby masterseamstress19

    You did a great job! Way to go ;-)

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    Apr 14, 2011, 03.24 AMby pink-cornelia

    wow! fantastic job. that combo (skirt, jacket and blouse) looks grear together, the bow on the blouse makes it so feminine.

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      Apr 14, 2011, 03.35 AMby rshelly13

      thanks! i made them separately, but enjoy them together. i get excited when I get to tell people that i made the whole outfit.

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