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Great Gray Suit

Added Feb 17, 2008

by mirela

Hollywood, Flori...






The Eva Jacket No. 2 is done!
I have added shoulder pads to both and lining, with piping around the front and back. This makes a huge difference in the way it looks, especially if I take the jacket off. I now can be proud to say: “I’ve made this!” instead of saying…you know “I did not want to add the lining”, all threads hang out on purpose… and then find a silly excuse..
There really should be no excuse not adding lining to jackets, unless you are using the bias bindings or French seams… it’s really easy to add it and doesn’t take as long as you think. Here’s a great video from BurdaStyle, it might be all you need to know to add it.

The skirt is from Burda WoF No. 05/2006 and I simply love the pattern!
I did some changes to it and added the zipper and front center, eliminating the back center seam, and didn’t do the pockets, although I think they would have been great. I was really tight with the fabric, no remains at all! I hardly had a little piece to adjust the thread tension on the machines…

The top is from Burda WoF 04 or 05/2000 and I have sewn this a few years back…

Material Notes

cotton, paisley, invisible zipper, 3 large buttons, 2 small buttons, lining, piping





BurdaStyle and Burda WOF

Marius for the photos

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    Jun 14, 2008, 12.45 PMby jordanna

    Wow, what a great job! This has inspired me to make one (or two) for work.

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    May 2, 2008, 01.36 PMby silke-1

    Wow! So elegant. So perfect. Really awsome.

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    Feb 19, 2008, 02.15 AMby lybu

    Hey Mirela. I like this one very much. It looks really great on you. And this fabric, it’s just lovely!

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    Feb 19, 2008, 12.43 AMby lilo

    looks really beautiful! and of course i agree upon lining, i allways do in almost everything; good job, i like especially the red piping you added to the lining.

    arata excelent, sa-l porti sanatoasa ;)

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    Feb 18, 2008, 07.15 PMby i-have-stars-for-hands

    This is a beautiful suit. I love that you did not want to accept any excuses for a shoddy looking piece. Having that attitude paid off! The suit looks very beautiful and very expensive. And it fits you very nicely. Great job!

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    Feb 18, 2008, 02.10 PMby guguluff

    Great work, I love it! So feminine and stylish… Si eu tot de acolo ca si voi;-)

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    Feb 18, 2008, 11.59 AMby jd98

    really good job! looks amaaaazzzing! :o)

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    Feb 18, 2008, 01.14 AMby susisonne

    Wow! Great job!

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    Feb 17, 2008, 08.41 PMby yoshimi

    looks great on you!

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    Feb 17, 2008, 05.15 PMby miss-g

    Great job. It looks very nice on you.

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    Feb 17, 2008, 03.44 PMby wendyxo

    That looks great. So professional.

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    Feb 17, 2008, 10.46 AMby joqueenbee

    Well done, you’ve done a great job. No wonder you look so proud!

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    Feb 17, 2008, 08.44 AMby polychromatin

    Looks really good, especially like the fabric!

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