Monday, March 24, 2014

March MAGAM Complete

Pattern: Butterick 5147  Jacket and skirt E
Sizes: 8-24
Fabric Used: Jade green plain weave wool/polyester suiting 62w & polyester lining

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, with the exception of not having enough fabric to make the collar.
 
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: The collar was omitted, added 2 inches to the skirt length, and a 1 inch sway back adjustment.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like everything about this pattern. It has so much to offer. I'll have to admit that it's my favorite. The jacket with the collar is still on the list of must haves.

 The red is cute, but the gold looks better with the buttons.
                                                    Completing the lining

 Buttons were purchased from Hancock Fabric Savannah Georgia while on vacation. Was I surprised when the cashier keyed them in and found that they were on sale!

28 comments:

  1. Perfection! Love the color. That's a really great and versatile pattern!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Dorothy, I love it.. THe blue is so pretty on you.. and the fit is just perfect...Happy sewing.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! The picture with the button is the true color.

      Delete
  3. is there ever a time you're not sewing lol! love the suit!
    Helen

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Helen, most of my time is spent sewing as my stash doesn't seem to be going anywhere. It is not contained as I've planned. It's actually overflowing. There's too much cut in the bins, too much hanging in the closet, and the file cabinet can't hold another piece.

      Delete
  4. As always a lovely outfit and you look fabulous. I,m glad to learn that you like the pattern so much as this on my wish list and this is all the encouragement I needed to put it at the top of the pile.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Tracy, I hope that you'll enjoy it as much as I do. Don't forget to check the neckline of the dress before cutting so that it's not to wide.

      Delete
  5. Love the colour! and I agree the gold hat looks good.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Morning, Dot! The possibilities are endless with this color. I love the hats too:-)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hi Dorothy, this is a pretty outfit and the color is so good. Love the hat too :-)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wow Dorothy! Entire outfit is amazing! YOU look amazing :)xx

    ReplyDelete
  9. A great suit Dorothy. I love the colour and the shape of the jacket is lovely - gorgeous buttons too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks BeaJay! These buttons are a little different than any I have ever purchased.

      Delete
  10. This is a pretty suit - Butterick make some lovely suit patterns. The colour really sparkles on you - and what a fun touch with the buttons.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wow, this is beautiful. You're such an inspiration!

    ReplyDelete

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