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Katie G

Added Feb 16, 2009

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






Prudencerabbit won BurdaStyle’s Business Suit Variation contest, and here are the gorgeous photos! She used the Eva Jacket and Sidonie Skirt to make this lovely suit. The instructions show how she did it.

Material Notes

Eva & Sidonie patterns, linen




Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic


Hair & Make-up

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    Sep 9, 2009, 03.04 AMby love-the-klutz

    uhm .. a question … do we need more fabric to complete this variation? other than the 140width/190length for a size 6

    and also do we need more than the original 3 buttons? and do we still need the shoulder pads?

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    Mar 3, 2009, 05.19 PMby nysister

    Love the skirt and Obi styled wrap belt. I’d alter the collar a bit, but I also really like the color choice and fabric drape.

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    Feb 25, 2009, 11.37 AMby sewcenlisa

    Regarding the “unpressed” look of the suit – While I would generally agree with wanting a professionally finished look, the notes do say the fabric is linen. As one who sells linen (and wool and silk) and who encourages people to wash and really wear their linen, this look is characteristic of linen left in its natural state. I think a hard press might have seriously compromised the soft look of this suit. Perhaps a blend that sheds wrinkles a bit (linen/Tencel, perhaps?) might suit this commenter better. All in all, a lovely soft look.

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    Feb 22, 2009, 05.19 PMby mjb14

    As far as I knew linen always creases easy. I really like the unironed look of it. Congratulations PrudenceRabbit. It was my favorite suit in the contest and it is exciting to see it in the professional shoot.

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    Feb 22, 2009, 02.17 PMby staticstasy

    And I just read Benedikta’s answer :P

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    Feb 22, 2009, 02.16 PMby staticstasy

    Um, SewVeryTall, I’m sure it got wrinkled during the photoshoot. It’s linen I think, which gets wrinkled the first two seconds you wear it.. :P

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    Feb 19, 2009, 12.06 PMby benedikta

    Hi Sewverytall,

    We actually ironed and and steamed this piece for probably over 40 minutes (switching off in between each other). The choice of the fabric (linen) was such, that it was impossible to get all creases out. We could have photoshopped it out, but then you would have not gotten the right picture about the fabric.

    Best, Benedikta

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    Feb 18, 2009, 06.38 PMby arete999

    Beautiful and very creative!Bravo again Prudencerabbit!

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    Feb 18, 2009, 07.06 AMby sarabclever

    That looks great. Classic and feminine take on a suit.

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    Feb 18, 2009, 06.21 AMby out2lunch

    Oh. Wow. That suit is beautiful. I’ve never made a suit before, but this has inspired me! Congratulations Prudencerabbit! You totally deserve it!

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    Feb 18, 2009, 04.36 AMby polychromatin

    I like the “unironed” look about.

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    Feb 18, 2009, 03.02 AMby sewverytall

    Four people were hired to do this “professional photo shoot”, but nobody cared that the suit looks like it’s been slept in for a week. It’s truly a shame that someone couldn’t find an iron to give it a good press! I don’t like to be overly critical, but this is so far away from professional, it looks like the work of an impatient thirteen-year-old.

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    Feb 17, 2009, 10.59 PMby keren

    Beautiful. Awesome. Feminine. Inspiring. Thanks for reminding me why I want to learn to sew (starting class next week)!

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    Feb 17, 2009, 05.01 PMby caridadthompson

    I love this! It’s inspired me to sew for the first time in a few months. If I can pull off the project, I would wear this ALL the time at work. Classy, sassy, professional, creative. It would be my go-to outfit for big meetings. Nice work!

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    Feb 17, 2009, 11.34 AMby bettyrocker-1

    Well done, Prudencerabbit!

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    Feb 17, 2009, 08.49 AMby prudencerabbit

    Thanks everybody. What fun to see my suit in the photo shoot! I hope you all enjoy the tutorial.

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    Feb 17, 2009, 08.40 AMby dressdummy

    I fell in love with this suit at the very first split-second it popped up onto my computer screen. How fun to see it professionally photographed. Awesome job Prudencerabbit!

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    Feb 17, 2009, 04.11 AMby carottesauvage

    Just great! Congrats!

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    Feb 17, 2009, 01.15 AMby madamewu

    That look very interesting :). Lovely!

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    Feb 16, 2009, 07.59 PMby nicola82

    really nice… casual yet classy. nice neckline and colour too! congrats to prudencerabbit.

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    Feb 16, 2009, 07.08 PMby ohjoy

    lovely, I liked this one. I might try this… though i’m not sure when i’d wear it… :)

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