painted lady linen suit

Added Jan 12, 2009

by prudencerabbit

Cleveland, Unite...

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A suit made of olive green linen.

I used the Eva pattern with several modifications, including a widened neckline, addition of shoulder darts, a shawl collar, lengthening and rounding the of the jacket hem, lengthening of the cuffs, and addition of a belt with a button and tie closure.

I also used the Sidonie pattern with the ruffle from the Sidonie variation I tutorial. I added elastic to two casings sewn from the back seam allowance to gather the back.

This creation is named after the Painted Lady Butterfly, because sometimes you just need to fly away.

Material Notes

olive green linen
striped fabric for lining
snaps (for inside jacket)
tiny blue shell buttons
zipper

Difficulty

Novice

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Credits

photography-dave s.

cat models-pablo + mirah

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    Oct 23, 2010, 01.35 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

    Very nice, a great job

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    Feb 20, 2010, 02.40 PMby judabra

    Stunning!

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    Apr 20, 2009, 07.24 AMby gedwoods

    Great use of linen! Very original! I’ve included this as an “Example creation” in my fabrics international wiki article on linen!

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    Feb 7, 2009, 10.44 AMby allicat

    I am completely smitten with this look!

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    Jan 23, 2009, 02.34 PMby catmagalhaes

    congratulations! i voted for you!

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    Jan 23, 2009, 10.15 AMby claymedusa

    simply gorgeous. it is evocative of a forgotten time, and times envisioned, that may never have been. i LOVE this.

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    Jan 16, 2009, 07.21 AMby lybu

    Absolutely beautiful

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    Jan 15, 2009, 02.28 PMby qsogirl

    I totally agree with Meseide. What a beautiful suit. I hope you win, because I would love to make one for myself. Lovely photos, as well!

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    Jan 14, 2009, 01.08 PMby coffeina

    this is soooo nice!

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    Jan 14, 2009, 08.32 AMby Lucha Suarez

    Fabulous!!!!!!!! So fashion forward!!!!!!!

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    Jan 13, 2009, 09.32 PMby kamelia

    AAArgh…, This is sooooo…, Oh I can’t find words… This reminds me of a war-time 30’s suit.., and it’s killing…, I’m in love with it!! GREAT WORK…

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    Jan 13, 2009, 06.24 PMby dressdummy

    You did an amazing job of creating something very special. The suit is just stunning. Congratulations.

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    Jan 13, 2009, 05.33 PMby ccsinspirations

    This is wonderful! I love your creation and you have garnered my vote!

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    Jan 13, 2009, 02.05 PMby mjb14

    Love it – very creative alterations.

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    Jan 13, 2009, 09.38 AMby gertie

    LOVE it! The color is gorgeous on you. And it’s a perfect silhouette.

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    Jan 13, 2009, 07.54 AMby csprings

    I love it! I really like the green.

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    Jan 13, 2009, 06.45 AMby polychromatin

    Wow, this is such a great suit! I love everything about it, from the color and the fabric you used, to the patterns and your alterations. Very beautiful! You look gorgeous in it!

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    Jan 13, 2009, 05.59 AMby erdronen

    beautiful suit! i love the style- you did a great job :) so creative!

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    Jan 13, 2009, 05.43 AMby carottesauvage

    I totally love it! The skirt is a masterpiece!

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    Jan 13, 2009, 03.28 AMby susisonne

    Absolutely great! Your suit looks fantasic!

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    Jan 13, 2009, 03.09 AMby meseide

    I love it! It’s classic and modern at the same time. And: I really want you to win the suit-competition…then I could make my own. (Very selfish, I know.)

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    Jan 13, 2009, 12.25 AMby ghainskom

    Very original and suits you well!

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    Jan 12, 2009, 11.25 PMby missb-1

    Love it!

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    Jan 12, 2009, 05.46 PMby cosmoblue

    This is fabulous.

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    Jan 12, 2009, 05.13 PMby maldrich

    That’s SO Fantastic!

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    Jan 12, 2009, 04.52 PMby auntchelle

    Great suit. Feminine yet elegant and a bit retro in feel. Love it.

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    Jan 12, 2009, 04.49 PMby kleinfee

    Oh what a wonderful and so creative suit you´ve made! And I also like your photos so much! So great…..

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    Jan 12, 2009, 04.39 PMby Jodi Wade

    i love it!

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    Jan 12, 2009, 04.26 PMby arete999

    Very very very creative!I love it!I love linen-it is one of my favorite fabrics.

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    Jan 12, 2009, 03.32 PMby prudencerabbit

    Thanks for the compliments. :) Yes, this is my entry for the suit contest. My favorite part of the contests is seeing all of the creations, so I thought I’d share mine.

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