Friday, April 12, 2013

Pant Suit!

Here is the completed pieces worn together. Simplicity 7159 is the peplum jacket with the shortened sleeves. The pant pattern is Simplicity 4366. The fabric is navy polyester/rayon/spandex. The fabric is really nice, but the spandex is running along the selvage. I'm thinking of reversing it so that the stretch will run across the hipline. This would be perfect for pants and dresses.



If you'll remember, I did a muslin for these pants and it fit perfectly. Now, this picture looks much better than the previous post. I don't know if it was the way she was standing or what happened. Well, I've been reading from  The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting  and on page 199 it shows a picture of the side seams being released (ripped out) at the hipline and adding the needed inches to the muslin/pattern. On the next pair I'll try adding this step. We are so far in travel distance that I mail her surprises.  
 
 

18 comments:

  1. Beautiful outfit.. Love the peplum top and the neckline.
    This book...is it a good one?

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    1. Thanks, it is a great reference book. I checked it out of the library and after viewing it I will purchase it.

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  2. Oh I love your outfit! I have a peplum jacket pattern from the early nineties/ late eighties and I've been wondering how it would look. I think with some tweaking (esp to the shoulders - it calls for huge shoulder pads) I can make something similar to yours.

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    1. Thanks, look back at a couple of the older post and you will see the pattern that I used. It is an older pattern. I went to YouTube and watched a video on adjusting the sleeve cap to remove the gathers. This Perfect Fitting book also has sleeve cap adjustment information.

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  3. fantastic job on the pant suit! I need more strech on the back side too lol!
    Helen

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    1. Thanks, I am going to try laying the pattern differently for my daughter's pants, skirts, and dresses.

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  4. Very nice looking outfit. I think you did a great job on the fitting.

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    1. Thank you! It is a challenge trying to get the fit right. This is the only way she can have suits that fit. She is only 14" across the back of her shoulders.

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  5. Lovely outfit and the pants fits perfectly.

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  6. Very nice looking, nice fitting outfit. Great color too! Looks so RTW!

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  7. Looks lovely - it is hard to get things to fit if you are not a standard size. You have done a good job to get such a nice fit, she is a lucky lady to have you sending her these lovely garments.

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  8. Thanks Sarah! Since I am retired and she is a professor, it gives me a way to keep busy.

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  9. Wow! The fit is spot on. As Sarah said, she is definitely lucky to have such a nice suit!

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  10. I love this suit. Fits to perfection!

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Thanks for all of your wonderful comments. I hope to respond to each message.