Learn How SIMPLE
Digital Patterns Really Are!

Sign Up to Receive
The Ultimate Guide to Digital Sewing Patterns eBook + a FREE Skirt Pattern!

Dottie on the Inside

Added May 27, 2013

by cheesepirate

Chicago, Illinoi...






Wool blend suit – skirt lined with synthetic lining fabric, jacket lined with orange polka dot cotton. The pattern is Vogue 8640.

I started it months and months ago and if it weren’t for the sudden chill around here the last few days, I’d not have been able to wear it till fall. It’s really cute as a suit and as separates – the jacket works with jeans and a long-sleeved tee – so I am likely to get a lot of mileage out of it when the weather cools off again later this year.

I modified the skirt construction a bit: I underlined the wool with the synthetic, and stitched lining to main fabric with right sides together along the side seams 1/4" from edges prior to stitching the skirt together. Then I turned the pieces right side out, and ta-da: raw edge is enclosed and finished. Then I just stitched with a 3/8" seam allowance instead of 5/8" when I stitched the side seams.

I ditched the waistband facings and just used bias tape to face it instead. And I enclosed the him in bias tape and hand-stitched it to the lining.

Material Notes

Wool blend suiting
Synthetic lining fabric
Michael Miller orange polka dot cotton
Plastic snaps
Bias tape




Garment Type
Cotton, Polyester, Suiting, Wool

3 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • Missing

    May 29, 2013, 03.26 PMby LightningBeauty

    This is so cute! I love interesting linings.

    1 Reply
  • 20170310_191639_large

    May 27, 2013, 10.07 PMby Mary Athey

    its a gorgeous suit. i love the details and the jacket linings fabulous x

    1 Reply
    • P1010865_large

      Jul 6, 2013, 05.14 PMby cheesepirate

      Thank you – the lining is my favorite part. :)

  • Image_large

    May 27, 2013, 08.53 PMby Helguchi

    It’s a very nice and origina suitl. The skirt darts, the jacket bow and of course the contrasting lining. Those are beautiful details.

    1 Reply
    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites no one added it