This cream colored wool crepe had been in my stash for 26 years. I always knew I wanted to make a suit with it but I never seemed to have the right pattern or the right amount of fabric.There was something about this jacket that caught my attention. I think it reminded me of a jacket I sewed in the 80s, minus the oversized shoulders. I love the shape of the three-piece sleeve. I think it is nicely balanced with the fitted silhouette of the jacket.
I sewed a band to the bottom of the skirt to add some length. I’m wondering if this is what 2017 will be like because this is the second project in a month where I have to add a band to the hem. I used every inch of this fabric. The black wool crepe was leftover from another project.
Moment of truth: The waist is a little snug. This is causing the bust to rise a bit and not fit properly. I’m refusing to acknowledge the pounds I put on during the holidays. I expect them to be gone shortly. The suit is for “stock” so I made it to fit the pre-holiday me. I figure I can easily let out the waist a nudge if I need to wear the suit before I drop the few pounds I gained.
There’s not a lot to say about this project. The pattern is well drafted and I enjoyed sewing the jacket. I’m happy with my suit and glad to have finally sewed this crepe. It was worth the wait.