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Purple Wool Suit

Added Sep 10, 2010

by rifka

Denver, Colorado...






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.

Material Notes

Wool, Rayon and Satin Blanket Binding




Garment Type

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    Sep 22, 2010, 03.44 PMby bathina

    I love your choice of colors! Well done! Well sewn, also ! PERFECT!

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    Sep 19, 2010, 02.10 PMby skeeler

    Like Ralf, I am dumbfounded that you made that in one afternoon… Even 2 days is quite impressive. Good job!

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    Sep 11, 2010, 02.01 PMby carolinam

    very colourful, good way to brighten the colder days. Well done

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    Sep 11, 2010, 06.16 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    i adore these colors and you can see, that vintage patterns still do the trick (at least for me!) great outfit and very well finised (you made this in one afternoon???)

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      Sep 12, 2010, 05.56 PMby rifka

      Thank you. I did all the cutting the night before, so in all fairness, two days.

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    Sep 11, 2010, 06.09 AMby helluvaguy

    Looks great. A color combination not everyone can wear, nevertheless very harmonious.

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    Sep 11, 2010, 02.44 AMby gaviccaabri

    That’s gorgeous!

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