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Added Sep 27, 2012

by Trudy McGrath

Somewhere, Ireland






I saw this oversized fairly masculine style tweed jumpsuit by Asos a few months ago and fell in love with it so helplessly. I already bought several different patterns to make one for myself but I recently came across a two piece tweed suit at the charity store for €10 and I decided to alter it into a one piece jumpsuit…and here it is. I had to insert a little triangle in the waist as the pants were just my size but I wanted to make them baggier as the Asos one. I cut about 10cms off of the coat from the bottom and stitched the pants and coat together afterwards. It came out brilliantly and I actually like mine better than the original one :)

It looks baggy on me but I failed to take pictures of me wearing it as I got terribly sick and sitting in my Pjs ever since :S

Te suit was a size 10 and myself is around size 8 so I took the sleeves in a lil and turned up the length of the trousers too. I chose to alter a pre-made suit because honestly the fabric to make a tweed jumpsuit would cost me more than buying a brand new suit second-hand with the label still on it…so sad but sewing ain’t cheap…

I’ll take some more images later x

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    Sep 28, 2012, 07.59 PMby sewneenee

    love what you did here, such a great solution. You are so lucky to have found something that was so close to the original. And you did a great job with it!

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      Sep 28, 2012, 08.09 PMby Trudy McGrath

      I didn’t beleive my luck when I found the suit and as i said with the tags still on it for €10 :) Thank you very much I grately appreciate your kindness!

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    Sep 27, 2012, 02.13 PMby ladymacbeth86

    Wow, it’s so nice! I love the color and texture of your jumpsuit and how well it looks! Good job!

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      Sep 27, 2012, 03.19 PMby Trudy McGrath

      Thank you very much :) I love the texture too I was so happy when I found the suit as I was very particular about the texture/fabric itself :)

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    Sep 27, 2012, 11.59 AMby 2011ebj1987


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      Sep 27, 2012, 12.12 PMby Trudy McGrath

      Thank you :) I’ll make one more with a stripy suit if that comes to my way soon enough :D

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