A day in the office

I finished a couple of suits this week. Not such a huge achievement as it sounds, they were 90% made ages ago, and set aside because the recipient had a life-change. Back now in corporate, she can use all the formal wear she can get.

The first is a trouser suit in a camel coloured twill with black accents. The trousers have a couple of semi concealed pockets below the wide shaped waistband. The jacket is princess panelled front and back, but with additional vertical darts. I like this jacket styling, it gives a nice shaping. The trimming is made from some twill silk. It has a two piece sleeve. I only had to do buttons and buttonholes on the trousers, fix the jacket lining and make and set the silk trim.

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The second is in a purple plain weave suiting, simple straight skirt and  boxier jacket with squarer princess seams and a peplum band below the waist. The fastenings are made with black leather. This one just needed a new waistline on the skirt, and the jacket fastenings made and set. purjacbkpurjacskpur

skpur  All flat photos, as they are not my size.

 

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I started this blog to focus on patterns and sewing . Recipes for cup cake, personal anecdotes or political musings aren’t for here.  But this week is different.

The country I have lived in for twenty years lost some of its most precious children on Wednesday . With joie de vivre and fresh eyes they pin pricked pompousness and hypocrisy wherever they saw it. It cost them their lives. We are all grieving.

tous charlie

 

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9 Responses to A day in the office

  1. The event in Paris is appalling. May the perpetrators be caught and punished soon.

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  2. auntmayme says:

    Such a shame to think people can’t express themselves anymore without the cost of their lives. It’s such a delicate balance living on this big blue ball and now we have to add another warning.

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  3. fiddleydee says:

    Nice suits, very professional looking. And yes, what happened is awful. We are all Charlie.

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  4. Lovely. I love, love, love the purple set. And feel the opposite for any sort of extremism or violence (religious or otherwise). XP
    Many hugs and kisses to you.

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  5. Such beautiful work on those suits. Horrible events this week: Wishing for greater tolerance and less extremism everywhere. ✏️

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  6. Those pieces could be mixed and matched easily, couldn’t they, with those lovely colours! …And won’t the horrors that happen in this world ever end?

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  7. sew2pro says:

    They’re beautiful suits indeed; so chic!

    Very saddened about the events in Paris last week and very moved by the reaction of the city.

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