It's no secret that I have always wanted to try one of those make a woman's suit from an old man's suit. I find it so amusing that so much effort was place on reusing clothing, especially men's. In my Make and Mend booklet, there are pages dedicated to tearing apart an old man's suit to reuse for whatever you need.
There are some tight fitting layouts there!
What I find interesting is that these layouts assume that the woman is smaller than the man, and that stripes match up and a whole host of other things so conveniently forgotten when it comes to sewing clothes.
I also have this pattern that I found that is specifically made to reuse a man's old suit. The button holes even remain unchanged. I think that's cool. It makes me really want to find a suit that I can attempt this project with. One day I'll hit gold in the thrift store.