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Vintage Lady Suit with Dior Pleat

Added Apr 25, 2011

by apfelbluete

Duesseldorf, Ger...






I always wanted to sew a suit in the spirit of the 50s.
It is my first suit I’ve ever sewn.
Of course it was not without the help of my teacher.
My pride is the Dior pleat, which I made with all tricks of the 50’s hand made crafting.

Material Notes

Silk jaquard




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type

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    Oct 6, 2011, 10.40 AMby Rosy1964

    Wow! Love this! You look sooooo Lady!! I’m dying for that hat …

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      Oct 6, 2011, 11.09 AMby apfelbluete

      Thank you very much:-)
      This is done in the original hat from the 50’s. He looks like new. I bought the hat at etsy.

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    May 1, 2011, 10.12 AMby frkbustad

    w-o-w! It looks incredible, and the fit is amazing. This is a masterpiece – it looks extremely well tailored! Well done for being your first suit ever! Great photos also, giving proper credit to your work!

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    Apr 27, 2011, 01.27 PMby rogue-cellist

    This is incredible. The workmanship is spectacular and you look amazing in it. Very elegant.

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      Apr 28, 2011, 07.18 AMby apfelbluete

      Thank you so much!:-)

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    Apr 27, 2011, 04.18 AMby smallone

    oh how lovely this is!!!!!!!

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    Apr 26, 2011, 11.30 PMby aluckmann

    Wow, this looks fantastic on you. Very well tailored!

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      Apr 27, 2011, 05.16 AMby apfelbluete

      thank you very much!:-)

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    Apr 26, 2011, 04.43 PMby strickmeise

    you are a very elegant vintage lady, you are so good looking in that suit! I love it and that little vintage hat!

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      Apr 26, 2011, 07.53 PMby apfelbluete

      the hat is actually from the 50’s.
      Is an original from NY and is very well preserved.

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    Apr 26, 2011, 02.10 PMby Rebecca Alleyne

    Oh wow! This is a very beautiful suit! Like I literally want one right now. I love the vintage style, and I am definitely not buying that this is your first suit… no one’s first suit is soooo good. The symmetry, the stitches – too good for the first time.

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      Apr 26, 2011, 06.03 PMby apfelbluete

      hey, it took me 3 months and an excellent help. I took that time to assure it is perfect from my point of view. I sew since years, but I never had the courage to try a suit. it is definitely the first one ever…

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    Apr 26, 2011, 12.25 PMby ronnielee

    WOW!! Just beautiful and so stylish. Love It!!

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      Apr 26, 2011, 12.38 PMby apfelbluete

      Thank you very much!:-)

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    Apr 26, 2011, 07.42 AMby sew4my3

    These suits were very popular and similar suits were worn by glamorous actresses including Ava Gardner and other well-dressed women of the era. The look is definitely high quality along with your work. Very inspiring!

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      Apr 26, 2011, 08.03 AMby apfelbluete

      I feel so honored with your comments!
      Thank you so much!

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    Apr 26, 2011, 06.58 AMby in-stockholm

    simply stunning!

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      Apr 26, 2011, 07.58 AMby apfelbluete

      Thank you very much!

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    Apr 26, 2011, 03.57 AMby irmchen

    Wonderful! You attain the rank of master by your work! Ein Sahnestück – ohne Frage! :-) Thank you for sharing!

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      Apr 26, 2011, 06.53 AMby apfelbluete

      wow! thank you!:-))))

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    Apr 25, 2011, 11.42 PMby Olivia Anne

    this is so great I love the style and you did an amazing job, you could pretty much wear it inside out haha

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      Apr 26, 2011, 06.21 AMby apfelbluete

      Thank you very much!:-)

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    Apr 25, 2011, 10.12 PMby milkyway

    I love it!!

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      Apr 26, 2011, 06.10 AMby apfelbluete

      thank you:)
      I’m glad you like it. I really like your projects!

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    Apr 25, 2011, 09.36 PMby janene

    So beautifully crafted. And so incredibly stylish. I love the lace trim on the hem. Its all those hidden details that make a garment so much more than just clothes.

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      Apr 25, 2011, 09.54 PMby apfelbluete

      I tried as much as possible to sew according to the spirit of the decade. It was especially important to me to pleat the Dior imitate. There are not that much notes about the Dior pleat in modern sewing books.

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    Apr 25, 2011, 09.19 PMby analogue

    Absolutely stunning, I’m so impressed with the fact that this is your first suit, it looks so professional! Beautiful fit and impeccable styling too… I love the fabric as well, I need to find me some of that :-)

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      Apr 25, 2011, 09.31 PMby apfelbluete

      Thank you very much!
      I was happy about your comments.
      I had some help because I am a perfectionist.:-)

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