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Suit Variation -- Simplified Steffi

Added Jan 13, 2009

by erdronen

Cincinnati, Ohio...






I made this suit jacket for the Suit Variation Contest using the Steffi pattern. The skirt and blouse will be posted soon! There are too many pictures to do them all at once :)

This jacket took something like 20 hours to complete! Crazy! I had about 1 1/2 weeks to do this, because of Christmas presents! It was really a challenge, but fun to do! Next suit I will give myself more time :)

Every seam inside is finished- using my imitation serger stitch. The entire piece is lined/faced. I wanted to make something I will be able to wear professionally, and since I’m an engineer, it couldn’t be too artsy.


- eliminated the collar
- for interest, I added a band around the neckline (which gave me tons of trouble!)
- shortened 1.5″ in order to go a little better with the high waist on my skirt (it may not be quite short enough in fact)
- used the sleeves from the Eva jacket, although they were altered to account for the lower shoulder seams in this pattern (also they were shortened which meant eliminating the cuff)
- fully lined

See my blog for more info.

Material Notes

80% wool, 20% rayon (I think)- black with a loose twill weave… makes it very prone to unraveling




Garment Type


burdastyle for the steffi pattern! i love it!

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    Nov 29, 2013, 06.55 PMby d617

    Very beautiful. I am working on my jacket right now. I hope it comes out as nice as yours. Great Job!

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    Nov 29, 2013, 06.55 PMby d617

    Very beautiful. I am working on my jacket right now. I hope it comes out as nice as yours. Great Job!

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    Mar 16, 2010, 11.03 PMby storres56

    Gorgeous suit. You look great.

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    Feb 9, 2009, 01.38 AMby pinksunflower

    Really well finished! Well done. 20 hours – I know that feeling too well!

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    Jan 16, 2009, 07.18 AMby lybu

    Beautiful and very professional made

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    Jan 13, 2009, 09.12 PMby kristinjg

    Nice suit! The skirt fits you perfectly. :)

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    Jan 13, 2009, 03.55 PMby brikendig

    Oh how pretty! You look so classy! Congrats on a job well done!

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    Jan 13, 2009, 09.16 AMby prudencerabbit

    Very beautiful and professional. Nice job!

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    Jan 13, 2009, 05.44 AMby carottesauvage

    Very classy< I love the jacket’s yoke!

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    Jan 13, 2009, 03.34 AMby anajan

    Great job! I love the fabric you used, and I’m fascinated by the neatness of the jacket.

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    Jan 13, 2009, 03.11 AMby miss-g

    Simply beautiful. I like the way you’ve eliminated the collar and added a band around the neck. The Eva sleeves look so much better on this jacket too.

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    Jan 13, 2009, 01.59 AMby emlj

    wow thats fantastic!!!

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    Jan 13, 2009, 01.40 AMby bola

    Oh great! really simple and chic! I must post mine at some point!- I used the Kasia skirt as well!!bc

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    Jan 13, 2009, 12.19 AMby ghainskom

    OMG girl, this is beautiful!

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    Jan 12, 2009, 11.25 PMby cornsey


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