Thursday, May 6, 2010

B5427 - The Black Suit





Last night I finished the first suit. I was happy with the results. The muslin the I sewed for the project will be the sloper for future garments. Min. Ross wants this basic suit for more outfits using different fabrics, trim with minor design line changes. That's a plus for me.

This evening she will pick up her suit, and I will probably cut the next on Friday. She needs it be the following week.

Here's the rest of my review:


Pattern Description: MISSES'/MISSES' PETITE JACKET, SKIRT AND PANTS: Lined, fitted jackets A, B, C, in two lengths, have stand-up collar, princess seams and above wrist length sleeves. A, B: snap closing and button trim. C: button and buttonhole closing. A, C: purchased trim. B: jewel stones. Semi-fitted skirt D, mid-knee length, has princess seams and back zipper. Semi-fitted, straight legged pants E have back zipper and optional creases.

Pattern Sizing: 6- 20

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes and No. I made several changes. But the basic design lines are the same.

Were the instructions easy to follow? I didn't really read them as this is a basic princess seam jacket with basic straight/pencil skirt and pant. I did notice that the instructions suggested attaching one collar to the jacekt and the other to the lining. It's easier to complete the collar then attach it to the jacket then attach the lining.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? My client liked the basic design lines and saw the potential for several suits made from this same pattern.

Fabric Used: Duchess polyester satin and china silk for the lining.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Several alterations and design changes. First I started with the muslin and incorporated most of the design changes into that. Here is a blog post that documents some of the changes.

On the Skirt:



Trim on the collar and sleeve -






Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes. I'm cutting the next suit Friday. She'll want more things made from the pattern. And yes I do recommend it to others. This can be a sloper for princess style jacket and for a basic skirt and pant.

Conclusion: This was not difficult to sew. This is a good basic wardrobe pattern. All pictures here.

26 comments:

  1. You created such a lovely suit!!! I love the beading detail and the buttons. You're such a blessing to the clergy that you know. Have fun sewing your next one.

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  2. You inspire me to keep working on improving my sewing skills. Beautiful and the beading detail makes the jacket pretty and sassyyy

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  3. This is lovely! The trim is so pretty.

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  4. Beautiful, cenetta, just beautiful. The collar is breath-taking.

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  5. Gorgeous suit. I love the trim.

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  6. That's very elegant, including the beautiful trim.

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  7. Simple and classic in design. Will we see a photo on the recipient?

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  8. Thanks, ladies. Joyce in NC - Her Hubby promised to send me pictures.
    C

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  9. Very pretty and love the beautiful trimming on the collar

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  10. This is so beautiful. I love that beaded trim - black on black looks so elegant.

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  11. The suit looks fantastic. I have a feeling the fabric would have shown off any mistakes, but your sewing, as usual, is impeccable!

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  12. I love the embellishment on the collar and sleeves...it really just elevates it from a plain ole black suit to something stunningly beautiful!

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  13. What a lovely suit. The trim finishes it off nicely.

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  14. This suit is beautiful. The trim really makes it special.

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  15. Wow. Beautiful, elegant and certainly befitting the position of the wearer!

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  16. Stunning! What beautiful work!

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  17. So elegant! You did a really beautiful job.

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  18. Thanks everyone! I hope you had a fantastic mother's day.

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  19. Nice job. Loving the collar and the sleeves great job. :)

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  20. I am so impressed that you put princess seams in satin with no puckering! It is a really impeccable suit.

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  21. Your suit is Wonderful inside and out!

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