I'm very happy to have something special to show you this weekend.
As you know, I've been doing a little sewing for my sisters and this will be the last of it for a while.
My sisters always admire my casual suits which I'm very fond of making and since Gloria only got one dress this summer, I decided I'd make her a pant suit of her choice. She chose brown denim ,which I bought from www.onlinefabricstore.com She wanted a jean style jacket and classic jeans.
Now Gloria is taller than me and I've always thought she's slimmer too, but my clothes seem to fit her perfectly right down to the length of the pants. (My legs are longer I guess.) I took all her measurements and proceeded to ignore them completely trusting that since I was using the same patterns as my jacket and jeans, they should fit her too.
I used my favorite Burda 8605 (which is out of print and not linkable) for the jacket and V1284 for the jeans.
This jacket is my favorite thing to make and I did some slow sewing to get it just right, inside and out.
I just spent the afternoon with my sisters and gave Gloria her suit. She was so delighted and it fit her perfectly. (I forgot to take a pic to show how well the jeans fit, darn!)
I think my sister looks great in her suit and I feel really good about this project. I also am glad I can now go on to a denim suit of my own .
I'll leave you today with the composite of my Mini Wardrobe for the contest at Pattern Review.
As always, more later from