Lisa is an extremely talented seamstress who makes not only clothes for her family and herself, but also alters clothing and makes garments for her church's dramatic presentations. This is one busy woman! She posted this week about making a 1940's ensemble for a skit and I recognized the pattern she used for the skirt instantly! It was one of those that Butterick reissued. This suit was the first vintage pattern I ever made up. I think I made it about 5 or 6 years ago.
The suit is made of vintage wool fabrics, given to me by an older lady whose even older aunt had just died and had a tremendous stash of wools. The aunt used to work in one of the old local woolen mills and had the opportunity to buy yardage, so the stash already had quite a bit of age to it.
The fit isn't too bad - although I should have shortened the front and backwaist length a by my usual inch. I probably should have nipped in the waist more, too. I can't remember why I didn't. Probably something to do with the fact that at that point I had a baby less than a year old and a 3 year old in the house.
I still wear the suit to church in the winter and get compliments on it. It's vintage without being too costume-like. Somethings just never go out of style!
Parting Shot: My son graduation from kindergarten last night. Here he is in cap and gown: