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.
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.
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.