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Navy & Cream Peplum Jacket (part of a Skirt Suit) 1940's Style

Added Mar 22, 2013

by joelleharris

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October DiVine asked me to create a 40’s style suit for her photo shoot. She wanted a peplum style jacket and a pencil skirt with pleated detail at the back. The skirt detail, is listed as a separate project.
As she has a large bust and small back, I had to alter the pattern to fit. I also added a pleat detail into the peplum with a buttoned band top.
After completing the jacket I bound the edge with the cream fabric from the skirt. Next time, I would do this differently, as it would have been easier, and given a better result, with less bulk.

Material Notes

October DiVine, chose the polyester crepe fabric, it was easy to work with. I would have chosen a wool crepe myself, for better drape and quality.




Garment Type
Classic, Vintage


October DiVine
Retro Air Photography
Barbara Jackson Photography

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    Aug 8, 2013, 09.26 PMby SassyT

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    Mar 24, 2013, 07.19 AMby taketina

    Your pictures are so beautiful!

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    Mar 23, 2013, 03.24 PMby guineveresmom

    This is absolutely gorgeous. Amazing that a suit could be so ladylike and glamorous.

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    Mar 23, 2013, 02.43 PMby lauriana

    What a stunning outfit! Great work. And I love the styling and the way way those pictures were taken…

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      Apr 22, 2013, 05.57 PMby joelleharris

      Thank you, I can only take credit for the sewing, not the styling & photography!

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      Apr 22, 2013, 05.58 PMby joelleharris

      Thank you, I can only take credit for the sewing, not the styling & photography!

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    Mar 23, 2013, 01.21 PMby Mary Athey

    the whole ensomble is simply gorgeous. i adore this jacket and skirt. beautiful work x

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