My Vintage Suit!
One of my inspiration images
My project for the Vintage Suit Sew Along is technically over!
However, the other Suit Makers and I have been speculating on future plans…it’s not over yet. You can see more of my inspiration and plans on this post, and you’ll see my making blog posts and other sewists work with this search.
Suit jacket pattern, Simplicity S-128 and skirt pattern, Advance 8443
I finished a week or so ago, spent some time revamping one of my favourite hats to complete the ensemble, and appropriately ? We did the photos at our new house! A rather all-consuming project that I was immersed in at the same time. So we collected the keys, and headed over to the new house for photos.
So, onto the photos!
I’m really happy with this suit! I had some challenges, which seem to fade when I see the photos and the whole outfit together.
It was slow going in some places.
The fit needs, maybe a touch more tweaking?
I’m never going to attempt welt pockets and bound buttonholes with a lose weave fabric, Ever Again.
Oh take a look at that fun lining!
Oh why yes, skirt pockets. Quite happy about those.
Oh and cuffs! I added small cuffs! I love them too.
The hat! I’m not a milliner, ahem, so it’s not as perfect as it could be, and basically the crown of the hat is full of my hair, so ah, not the ideal shape?
But I am happy with it, and I think it tops the suit off, pardon the pun.
Black bound buttonholes, my favourite vintage black gloves, black bias trim.
You can see a little more about the shaping of the jacket, here.
I found some lovely buttons at my mums place when I raided her stash.
Vintage plastic buttons – thanks mum!
Jacket and skirt hem, the houdstooth is a little lost at a distance.
I love the cut of the jacket.
And it’s fun to wear!
Are you working on your suit? There are a couple of others still going, and I encourage you to keep going, and please share when you’re ready! It’s been motivating having a crew of suit makers working along together, and I’m so pleased to have finished, albeit later than I had planned and hoped.
So, thanks everyone for participating, on the sidelines, and at your machines! Watch this space for more completed makes, and who’s keen for another suit?? I am!