Added Sep 10, 2010
I’ve had a wool suit on my mind for quite some time now. With the turn of the weather and the children back in school, no better time to have at it.
I used a vintage Vogue pattern, which didn’t turn out nearly as fitted and tailored as the photo featured on the pattern. I most likely will wear the jacket on it’s own more often than with the skirt as a suit. I made a few alterations to the original pattern to include the ruffle detail and shortening the jacket by a few inches. I also ran a bit short of the required yardage and had to crop the sleeves. I think it worked out just fine though. I was able to use some wool and rayon I had on hand in my stash from Goodwill. With the exception of the satin blanket binding, this suit was made for about the cost of my morning coffee. Not bad for an afternoon’s work!
I have another suit in mind already. Something tweed or possibly houndstooth.
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