We have had some major moves lately, so the blog has been rather quiet…more on that later!
Meanwhile some clever stitchers have shared their completed vintage suit makes for the Vintage Suit Sew Along 2016. Did you join in? Or make plans? Let me know! I’d love to hear how your project went.
Eszter Molnar from EM Originals, made this lovely, lovely suit, 40s of course. Eszter used nubbly/boucle green cotton and lined her suit with a polka dot rayon.
So elegant, and I think this suit just shows how timeless a really good suit is.
Don’t you think? Nice detailing in the bolero jacket and pleats in the skirt, I love it!
Another stunning finished make is from Beccie Leathley from Sew Retro Rose, who has made many a vintage suit, so it was great to have her sewing along with us all.
Some pattern inspiration….McCall 6562.
We were all very, very impressed by the extreme shoulder pads on this suit. Which work so well, and those bishop sleeves are to die for! Beccie goes into detail about her process over on her blog, so check it out, (she’s quite the pro).
Akram Taghavi-Burris from Akram’s Ideas made this sweet suit using vintage separates, I’ve made similar suits using skirt and bolero patterns from my stash, it was a good warm up and if you’re not sure about tailoring or whether a two piece works for you, you can create a stylish looking suit with ease, and have separates to incorporate into your wardrobe.
I love the colour combination, and how well this works as a suit. Akram used a tried and trusted skirt pattern with a bolero pattern, and it came together so well.
I have loved seeing how each of us has embraced the suit sew along, and how perfectly different each suit is. It seemed like a great project for many sewists, whether you wanted to get into some tailoring like Beccie, or put together your own two piece from separates like Akram. I loved seeing everyone’s progress, challenges and everyone was so encouraging and supportive along the way!
I am planning another suit, are you?