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four piece tweed suit

Added Jan 14, 2009

by lauriana

Den Haag, Nether...






I was making this suit while the suit contest was running. It couldn’t compete because I drafted all the patterns myself. I bought this fabric and decided it would be fun to do an elaborate classic suit. I was going for kind of a vintage look without picking one style exactly. It consists of a tailored jacket, wide drapey trousers with belt pleats at the front, a simple waistcoat and a fit-and-flare skirt. All pieces are lined.

Material Notes

wool/polyesther (black and white herringbone) tweed, burgundy satin-y lining, black stretch lining (for skirt and trousers), fusible interfacing for wools, zippers, trouser hooks, grommets and ribbon




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    Jun 26, 2009, 10.45 PMby jmhair

    Absolutely WONDERFUL! I love all of your creations, and I wish I had the patience to fashion my own warddrobe. Great inspirations! Thank you!

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    Feb 16, 2009, 06.58 AMby kora-bean

    The whole thing is super classy. You could wear that pants suit anywhere, and boy would you make an impression. Very inspirational.

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    Jan 16, 2009, 09.58 AMby teodoragodar

    Hello Lauriana!

    All your work is beautiful but this one is amazing. As much as I can see everything (work and pictures) are done very professionaly. You go girl!

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    Jan 16, 2009, 07.02 AMby lybu

    All pieces are beautiful and very professional made. My favorite outfit is the one with the skirt, It’s so feminine. Congratulations !!!

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    Jan 15, 2009, 08.21 AMby carlatv

    You never cease to amaze me…

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    Jan 15, 2009, 02.28 AMby lauriana

    Thanks everyone! I really enjoy your comments. Actually, you can’t vote for my suit in the contest (I wish you could…) because I didn’t use Burdastyle patterns. I would love to be able to offer the patterns, but as I draft everything by hand and fitting is a big issue with items like these, it would take up a massive amount of time to do so (because I would want to offer it multisize, like my jeans skirt pattern). If you love the skirt however, you could make yourself something very similar by using the ‘Garbo skirt’. it’s in the ‘pattern’-section, but it’s more of a how-to for a six gore skirt to your own measurements. It’s not the method I used to make my skirt, but it should come close. To make it like mine, make the gores flare out from about 12 cm above the knee and extend the top to 5 cm above the waist.

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    Jan 14, 2009, 04.37 PMby flash1

    Incredible—I love it! I hope you upload the pattern (I guess you could even charge for it now). Not that I would be ready to tackle such an ambitious project… yet.

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    Jan 14, 2009, 04.11 PMby arete999

    Bravo Lauriana!Very beautiful and very professional work I would definitely vote for your creation! I was making a suit for this contest as well.But I have to finish some work projects first.So I will be done with my suit next week and will post pictures as well.

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    Jan 14, 2009, 01.43 PMby kleinfee

    Absolutely perfect! Wow!

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    Jan 14, 2009, 11.35 AMby erdronen

    wow beautiful work! i LOVE your suit! and so many combinations :) my favorite is the skirt/jacket combo! i want to make one myself :) great job!

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    Jan 14, 2009, 11.12 AMby Syrena B

    I absolutely love the whole look!! Very Chic!

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    Jan 14, 2009, 10.23 AMby dressdummy

    Your beautiful suit does indeed have a vintage 1940’s flavor. You really nailed the tailoring too. And oh, it’s so good to again see flowing, wide-leg trousers with a fitted high waist! Though I wish I could, I can’t wear skin-tight, low-rise pants. They never look right, no matter how fit and thin I get. But I would shine in the suit pants you created. They’re classy and confident. And I agree with everyone else: that skirt is to die for!

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    Jan 14, 2009, 08.11 AMby Lucha Suarez

    Very sharp!

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    Jan 14, 2009, 07.26 AMby jd98

    I’m speechless…

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    Jan 14, 2009, 07.11 AMby anajan

    Gorgeous, as usual! I especially love the trousers – they are very flattering on you. Bravo!

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    Jan 14, 2009, 04.58 AMby akwa

    Well, as always, absolutely amazing work! A bit sherlock holmes’esque, so nice on you! Your work gives me this prinkling feeling in my fingers, that makes me want to persevere!

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    Jan 14, 2009, 04.23 AMby bola

    Man u are good! love this suit!! very very very classy!

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    Jan 14, 2009, 03.37 AMby miss-g

    Lauriana, its just perfect, and you drafted the pattern too. Even the pictures are perfect.

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    Jan 14, 2009, 01.45 AMby meseide

    What a wonderful suit! This must have been very time consuming, espescially with drafting the patterns yourself. I’m really impressed and loving the skirt variation.

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    Jan 14, 2009, 01.42 AMby polychromatin

    WOW, I am so far away from where you are :D So professionally made, very unique and classy, the fit is perfect. I also love the fabric, the color is great for you. Looks like really expensive designer suit!

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    Jan 14, 2009, 12.49 AMby akazukinchan

    Excellent work! I’m so impressed by the drafting, lining, sewing, and posing.

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    Jan 14, 2009, 12.30 AMby juebejue

    love it! i like the skirt look most, but i do like how cool you look in the pant suit

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    Jan 14, 2009, 12.17 AMby ghainskom


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    Jan 14, 2009, 12.00 AMby superhen

    really wonderful !!!!!!!!! You are a great tailor and model too !!

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    Jan 13, 2009, 11.15 PMby fashion1

    Lauriana, that’s absolutely amazing! the hole outfit is awesome. this must be taken so much time. Great job on all for pieces! my favorite ist the outfit with the skirt!

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