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Here is my brand new lady’s suit: a tweed jacket and a matching dress.
The jacket is based on pattern # 106 from Burdastyle 2/2013. Instead of snaps I used covered buttons and sewed buttonholes, and I used 2 borders to embellish the edge. One is made by myself – I pulled off the threads from the tweed fabric and braided them to a tricolor border.
After sewing the jacket, I had only 60 cm tweed fabric left, unfortunately not enough for a skirt (don’t like to wear mini). The drop waist dress #131 from the Burdastyle Magazine 8/2014 seemed to be ideal to use the tweed with a second fabric (I bought pink stretch pique). The pattern was short size and I had to lengthen it to normal. It is to mention that I left off the pockets (don’t use them). I love it to wear both as a lady’s suit, but jacket and dress are pretty good to be worn as separates. It’s also a nice dress for the office, because it’s comfy.
At the jacket I love especially the wide neckline and the short sleeves – ideal to show some jewelry.
More about this and other Fashion fopics for women over 50 in my blog:
House of Philo
Would be happy to welcome you there!