30s Suit Progress 1

The suit I mentioned making in this post is progressing nicely.

Again, in my attempt to make all of my repro patterns, Im embarking on the 30s suit pattern. Now the original marked itself as 'being cut for the short woman'. Im 5'7" with fairly even proportionally, and the length of the torso and sleeves and such fit perfectly fine.

Here is the jacket with the revers (which will be turquoise velvet if I have enough fabric).

I only do one sleeve on mock-ups to save fabric. Onda seemed to model it nicely.

The jacket fits well, bit I need to add a bit to the side around the hip so the seam lays straight. Its compensation for my bum, Im used to it.


Next was the bodice and half the skirt (to save fabric). I cut it a few inches past the fullest part of the hip so I could gauge fit. I also need to take in the side of the skirt for the same reason.

I also need to cut away some of the underarm of the blouse and compensate the sleeves for fit so the fit will be more pleasing.

Here is the jacket and the dress together.

Again, I thought Id have tons of problems, but this has been relatively straight forward. Next is to cut out the pieces and get them prepped. I might have most of it completed by tomorrow.

2 comments:

  1. This is going to be beautiful, what a great pattern. I Love your photograph in the hat, you wear it well. Very vintage and romantic looking.

    elise

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  2. This looks wonderful. I'll definitely be buying that pattern soon!

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