My Vintage Suit!

3 September 2016

Vintage Suit Sew Along inpsiratin 07

One of my inspiration images

My project for the Vintage Suit Sew Along is technically over!

My vintage suit sew along swirl5 front

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.

Vintage suit sew Along pattern and fabric plan

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.

My vintage suit sew along tall looking down nice shot

So, onto the photos!

My vintage suit sew along

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.

My vintage suit sew along front and top hat

It was slow going in some places.

My vintage suit sew along tall

The fit needs, maybe a touch more tweaking?

My vintage suit sew along tall looking down v2

I’m never going to attempt welt pockets and bound buttonholes with a lose weave fabric, Ever Again.

My vintage suit sew along tall button down

Oh take a look at that fun lining!

My vintage suit sew along tall nice lining

Oh why yes, skirt pockets. Quite happy about those.

My vintage suit sew along tall pocket

Oh and cuffs! I added small cuffs! I love them too.

My vintage suit sew along pocket detail

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?

My vintage suit sew along top hat

But I am happy with it, and I think it tops the suit off, pardon the pun.

My vintage suit sew along top hat sideline

Black bound buttonholes, my favourite vintage black gloves, black bias trim.

My vintage suit sew along gloves, cuffs

You can see a little more about the shaping of the jacket, here.

My vintage suit sew along houndstooth detail

I found some lovely buttons at my mums place when I raided her stash.

vintage black buttons for vintage suit sew along

Vintage plastic buttons – thanks mum!

Jacket and skirt hem, the houdstooth is a little lost at a distance.

My vintage suit sew along narrow back view

I love the cut of the jacket.

My vintage suit sew along swirl2

Swirly skirt!

My vintage suit sew along swirl3

And it’s fun to wear!

My vintage suit sew along swirl4

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!

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