Monday, September 26, 2011

Suit Number One

I am making some new suits for my lucky sister.... (she also has a cape ready to be delivered!). The first is from Butterick 5428, and is made from a black-gray wool tweed, from my incredible stash of fabric. The pants are done and ready to be custom fit - that means the side seams are not yet finished and will be pinned and sewn to fit perfectly, then the waistband attached and the back zipper installed. I find this style of pants fits best and has such a smooth front, it looks slim on any figure. The jacket is finished except the hems, and the lining is not yet attached to the bottom. This allows access to all seams for a custom fit when I get there. (she lives in Winnipeg and I am flying in for fittings and giggles in less than two weeks!)

The fastener is yet to be determined, but I photographed it here with a metal embelishment that can hide a large hook and eye underneath - one option, another is a decorative frog clasp or more simple large button.... this will be determined in Winnipeg over a glass of merlot!

Visit again for suit number two....

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