Vogue 1132 - Vintage Plaid Suit
I was able to finish the suit the Saturday after Christmas and wear it to church the next day. At one point, I didn't think I was going to finish it in time, as it just seemed like every time I got something finished, I'd find two more things that needed to be done!
I think the jacket might have been done sooner, but it took a while to get the plaid on the sleeve and body to match up. Actually it wasn't something I thought of when I cut it out, it just happened that I was able to match everything as well as I did. Next time I'll have to remember to check the sleeve/body match points when cutting a plaid.
I'm really pleased with how the suit turned out. I think it looks comparable to the pattern envelope, and it looks pretty proportional on me. This jacket fits a little better than the red one, and I think all the extra tailoring has helped the looks of it. The skirt could be a tiny bit shorter, but at this point, I'm leaving it as is. My husband really liked this suit, too and said it was one of his favorites out of all the things I've made recently.
Next week, I'll have two more catch up posts and then I'll introduce the Great Vintage Shirt Project.
Parting Shot: Christmas Goodies. My family is always willing to contribute to my sewing library. This year I got Making Trousers by David Coffin, Cool Couture by Kenneth King and the Reader's Digest Complete Guide to Needlework. The Reader's Digest book is similar to the sewing one in that it shows all of details and instructions for all sorts of needlework. It is out of print, and it would be great if there was an updated version, but I'm really happy to finally get this one.