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:

Victoria said...

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.

alethia said...

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

Vicki W said...

It's lovely!

Faye Lewis said...

SHARP!

Carol said...

This is lovely! The trim is so pretty.

sdBev said...

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

Trudy Callan said...

Gorgeous suit. I love the trim.

gwensews said...

That's very elegant, including the beautiful trim.

Sheila said...

Gorgeous suit.

Joyce in NC said...

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

Cennetta said...

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

Opal said...

Very pretty and love the beautiful trimming on the collar

Eugenia said...

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

Angela said...

Wow... that's beautiful!!

Elaray said...

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

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

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

Sue said...

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

Chris said...

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

Summerset said...

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

Bunny said...

Stunning! What beautiful work!

amber said...

So elegant! You did a really beautiful job.

Cennetta said...

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

Lesalicious said...

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

The Slapdash Sewist said...

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

She Seams said...

Your suit is Wonderful inside and out!

Kathryn said...

It looks great!

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