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Sunday, 12 September 2010

Tailoring a suit

I'm tailoring a woollen suit in a sumptuous grey. I'm determined to get the tailoring correct so that I can use the pattern over and over again. The skirt will be a pencil skirt designed from my block and the jacket is Burda 7757. The jacket is a light grey pure wool and the skirt will be a darker grey woollen mix with a bit of stretch as the skirt will be very fitted.

I'm having the worst time trying to get the toile fitted for the jacket and so far have shortened it above and below the waist by 2" in total and narrowed the shoulder by 5/8". The sleeve head was extremely pouffy and so I've taken out about 3/8" at the apex of the sleeve but this may have meant the sleeve sits slightly forward which I'm not sure about.

If you have any thoughts before I cut into the wool let me know...

1 comment:

  1. With scissors poised over the fabric ... good luck! At least you've the good sense (and expertise) to make a toile first.
    I get disheartened with all the alterations I have to make to patterns - I'm short bodied and frocks always bunch up around my midriff if I don't take a few inches out. It's my dream to find a vintage pattern I can make over and over again.
    I've never been brave enough to make a tailored outfit - how did you get on? (I'm commenting in Dec, your post was Sept!).