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Pink short jacket + matching dress

Added Mar 20, 2015


Hesse, Germany






Here is my brand new lady’s suit: a tweed jacket and a matching dress.
The jacket is based on pattern # 106 from Burdastyle 2/2013. Instead of snaps I used covered buttons and sewed buttonholes, and I used 2 borders to embellish the edge. One is made by myself – I pulled off the threads from the tweed fabric and braided them to a tricolor border.

After sewing the jacket, I had only 60 cm tweed fabric left, unfortunately not enough for a skirt (don’t like to wear mini). The drop waist dress #131 from the Burdastyle Magazine 8/2014 seemed to be ideal to use the tweed with a second fabric (I bought pink stretch pique). The pattern was short size and I had to lengthen it to normal. It is to mention that I left off the pockets (don’t use them). I love it to wear both as a lady’s suit, but jacket and dress are pretty good to be worn as separates. It’s also a nice dress for the office, because it’s comfy.
At the jacket I love especially the wide neckline and the short sleeves – ideal to show some jewelry.

More about this and other Fashion fopics for women over 50 in my blog:
House of Philo
Would be happy to welcome you there!
Bye Philo

Material Notes

Pique, Tweed, shoulder pads (jacket), covering Buttons, lining…




Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    Mar 25, 2015, 10.03 PMby BlackSquirrel

    You did a great gob! You look amazing! I like classic style :)

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      Apr 11, 2015, 11.03 AMby HOUSE-OF-PHILO

      Thank you Squirrel what a cool name :)

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    Mar 24, 2015, 07.04 PMby Solosew

    What a beautiful suit. I love it. What a great idea to use threads from the fabric to create the edging. I am definitely going to find this pattern and give it a go. Thanks for the inspiration. PS I am going to follow your blog too x

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      Mar 24, 2015, 07.35 PMby HOUSE-OF-PHILO

      Hey, what a nice comment! I’m extremely happy to get you as a new friend, welcome to my blog. Bye, Philo

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    Mar 24, 2015, 07.21 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

    Perfect…It’s not my style but it’s definetely gorgeous!

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    Mar 24, 2015, 01.43 AMby izbott

    You look lovely & I think it’s a very classic shape for women. well done.

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    Mar 23, 2015, 02.12 PMby kisses

    Lovely outfit….At first I taught it was a top and a skirt

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    Mar 22, 2015, 11.11 PMby cohill

    schonen anzug … gut gebaut , rosa, schonen stoff .. grobe nahen … great job

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      Mar 22, 2015, 11.28 PMby HOUSE-OF-PHILO

      Thank you for your comment,Philo

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    Mar 22, 2015, 09.26 PMby libra-s

    Just fab!!

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    Mar 21, 2015, 07.48 PMby Kocotte

    very nice, I love your ourfit. I have this kind of fabric in my stash and I am still wondering whish model I will sew

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      Mar 22, 2015, 11.30 PMby HOUSE-OF-PHILO

      Hi Kocotte, this pattern is also in the Burdastyle Magazine 2/2013 with short sleeves (#105), for less fabric. Will sew this also. Thanks for your comment! Bye Philo

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    Mar 21, 2015, 05.09 PMby seabreit

    This looks fantastic. I made a similar jacket, but should have researched it more. I forgot to do the facing,so the jacket is a little wonky. Thanks for posting the pics on how to do the braiding. I think it looks classy…

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      Mar 22, 2015, 11.34 PMby HOUSE-OF-PHILO

      Hello Seabreit, I own a jacket without lining, this can work when the fabric has some body. Summer tweeds are light and a lining is better- it will last longer and makes it looking more expensive :.-), bye and thank you, Philo

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    Mar 21, 2015, 04.11 PMby MojoHollz

    This is a really beautiful ensemble! These finishing techniques must have taken you a long time but they were well worth it! Love the finished product!

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      Mar 22, 2015, 11.36 PMby HOUSE-OF-PHILO

      Oh you are right, I sit many hours in evenings here and worked by hand with needle and thread, to sew on the borders. But it’s a work where I can relax a lot. Thank your for comment, yours Philo

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    Mar 21, 2015, 11.37 AMby alice9163

    Amazing job done on matching the stripes of sleeves and skirt to bodice. Looks like a channel outfit. The braids look wonderful. Really classy with a good fit. I really love the fabric.

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      Mar 22, 2015, 11.37 PMby HOUSE-OF-PHILO

      Thank you! I bought this fabric in 2 Colors, have sewed this also in mint. Could make Pictures of this Outfit for my blog (the mint Outfit was sewn 2 years before, this pink Tweed was in my storage so long). 2 years ago I did not like pink so much. This year it’s different. Bye Philo

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    Mar 21, 2015, 09.47 AMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous outfit and I love your fabric, I made this one as well and seeing yours makes me want to make another x

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      Mar 22, 2015, 11.47 PMby HOUSE-OF-PHILO

      Very nice comment! I visit your Studio and left a comment for your jacket. Like this, too. I will sew this pattern with short sleeves next (#105), I found a nice bouclé in maritime Colors (red-white-blue). Have a nice day, Philo

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      Mar 23, 2015, 06.23 AMby Mary Athey

      Now that sounds lovely and I can’t wait to see it. I bought a gorgeous large flower patterned cotton mix that I’m going to use for my next one with matching trousers. Hopefully it looks ok? I can wear them seperate if It’s to much flower power lol x

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      Mar 23, 2015, 04.29 PMby HOUSE-OF-PHILO

      Can’t wait tosee a flower Version of this. Cool idea! Yesterday I got the idea to make the sleeves of the jacket in lace and the Body in other fabric. So versatile! (like you said) Bye Philo

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    Mar 20, 2015, 11.16 PMby emilymai

    The whole outfit looks amazing! I like your beautiful fabric, too!!


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      Mar 22, 2015, 11.48 PMby HOUSE-OF-PHILO

      Many thanks!! Philo
      Will have a look in your blog, thanks.

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    Mar 20, 2015, 08.26 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Very lovely indeed! You look terrific in your new outfit!

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      Mar 20, 2015, 08.40 PMby HOUSE-OF-PHILO

      Many thanks, Ellen! I tried hard to add more Pictures, but a Server Problem seems to be occured at Burda. hmpfff

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      Mar 21, 2015, 06.07 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      I can see the pics now – it’s a wonderful dress and jacket! – and you have done a great job!

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