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Highland's Call

Added Nov 4, 2013

by Oksana Starz...

Mykolayv, Ukraine






A simple but effective suit, very warm. The colourstyle of the fabric reminds me the Ukrainian Carpathians (mountains) thus the name was born ( although I’m not sure what it will remind after burda’s playing with pictures but anyway…:-))

I was very short of fabric: at first I bought a small piece for a skirt but after my coming home, I thought that I want a suit and am skillful enough to make a suit without too many expenses. So, here we are – me and my suit:-) The fabric is really thick and warm so while I was working it occurred to me that to make a coat – that is the right and stunning thing would be of the fabric… hmm:-)

So, as the fabric is warm, I wanted a skirt with a one-piece band and I had to choose very thrifty pattern for a jacket to satisfy my ambitions :-) And, of course, all the stripes had to coincide in all the control points of the both items and the symmetry should be kept.
For the skirt I chose the pattern from from Burda magazine 2/2009, #128 and the idea for the jacket was taken from Diana Modern (Ukrainian issue) 10/2013, #9. The latter suited me because of one-seamed sleeve and the zipper instead of buttons, and collar-free :-); I also made it a little longer and omitted a peplum.
The suit is very comfortable and colourful and my colleagues came up to me today for telling compliments:-)

Material Notes

Double woolen jersey with addition of some p/a (I guess), the fabric is very dense and keeps the shape very well, besides it’s of a good quality because I almost had no problem with joining the stripes – a couple of pins were enough to get a nice seam ( as a rule, when the fabric is thin, it takes me all my pins reserve to keep the stripes or checks on the spots:-)).
For the lining I used dense viscose silk ( I guess it would be good to make a parachute ).
And, the most impressive, it took 1.80m x 135cm of the fabric to sew the suit. All the parts were cut across.




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Ethnic, Vintage
Corduroy, Blends, Denim, Knits/Jersey, Velvet, Wool

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    Nov 7, 2013, 09.50 AMby Anne Wagenhauser

    Great outfit from a lovely fabric! Colours & print suit you, great job!

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    Nov 6, 2013, 08.12 PMby MandieW

    Great colors for you. So simple and pretty!

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    Nov 5, 2013, 05.19 PMby liliv-1

    I have told you before that I looove your style!!! You must be the most well dressed lady in Ukraine and sure you are one of my favorite sewers here. I like very much the suit…keep sewing and posting you are a great inspiration;)

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      Nov 5, 2013, 10.02 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you, liliv, very much! Your words are friendly, flattering, pleasant and encouraging as always:-)) I promise to do my best:-))

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    Nov 5, 2013, 12.15 AMby schnui

    Really lovely suit Oksana and it is a shame the photos are so dark as I am sure the colours of the fabric would be beautiful. You have sewn it perfectly and I can imagine that your work colleagues gave you many lovely compliments. Well done.

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      Nov 5, 2013, 06.01 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you, very much for a nice comment!
      The only way to add the pictures was to make their brightness three times less. I’m very sorry about all the crafters who add their projects and see Halloween images instead of their work.

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    Nov 4, 2013, 10.07 PMby puffinlove

    I love your suit! Very versatile, and obviously warm enough for “playing” in the garden :-) And I am impressed by your economical cutting!

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      Nov 5, 2013, 06.05 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much! The seller couldn’t believe me when I came back to buy more ( but not much!) fabric with the intention to make a suit:-)

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    Nov 4, 2013, 08.21 PMby kisses

    Love the fabric and you made in the perfect emsemble

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    Nov 4, 2013, 05.37 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Really lovely Oksana! You look like you are in a modern fairytale :) Great job – and I like the jacket with zipper very much. The nice thing with this lovely outfit is that you can use it seperate or together :-)

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      Nov 5, 2013, 06.09 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much:-) To visit an either modern or an old fairytale is always good:-) And you are right as for separate wearing.

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    Nov 4, 2013, 05.36 PMby Mary Athey

    Oksana wow!!!! This is one fabulous suit and you look gorgeous in your photos. The fabric is so lovely and you teamed it with the perfect top. Great work, i love it x

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      Nov 5, 2013, 06.10 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you, Mary, for both the compliment and the adding:-) The fabric is really great.

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      Nov 5, 2013, 06.35 AMby Mary Athey

      I would love a suit like that oksana x

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