Wednesday, 1 October 2014

It is Now a Suit!

Stash-busting 2014:  The Matching Skirt

Fabric:   1.10 metres of houndstooth
              1.10 metres of silk organza

Elastic:  1 metre

Do you remember when I made this jacket? Yes, the jacket that I made for Mama R and thought about stealing out of her closet.

Well, I had some left-over fabric. There was enough to make a dress but we thought about making a skirt instead.  

Mama R loves it. The skirt has an elastic waistband and side pockets.

Simplicity 2372 was used to make the skirt and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. If that pattern number sounds familiar it is because it is the same pattern that Mama R turns to for her go-to dress requests. The pattern has pattern pieces for a jacket, top, skirt, dress and pants.   

The skirt has been underlined with silk organza. No lining because Mama R is a slip-wearing lady. The hem is finished with seam binding and hand stitched. And can you believe that I'm not done yet? Mama R now says she needs a new top to wear with her new suit. Can you guess what pattern I'll be using for her top?  

Happy Sewing!


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