Monday, February 23, 2015

A Little Red for a Special Month!

Pattern Description: Simplicity 7100 suit has semi-fitted jacket and slim skirt. Jacket has asymmetric front buttons with shaped lower edge.

Of course, I wanted to look like a sweet heart the day after Valentine's so I was prepared.



 

     



This is a very special OOP pattern that I purchased for about 20 cents. I didn't want to pass up this pattern just because it wasn't my size.

Therefore there were several alterations to the pattern. One was lowering the sleeve cap to remove the gathers. Then it was time to insert three inches of paper to lengthen the jacket. The lining was an addition to the skirt and jacket. Adjustments were made to the bust, waist, and hips of both the jacket and skirt.

Sizes: 6 - 24

Fabric: Red crepe from the same consignment shop totaling $3. Dark maroon polyester lining was used for the jacket and skirt.

Covered buttons was the last choice. I originally purchased some beautiful glittery black with silver trim buttons.

I did see a longer version of the jacket in the Spring collection. I use a lot of polyester poplin for my suits, but this heavier crepe is really nice.
 
 
 
 
 

18 comments:

  1. THIS is gorgeous! And what a great deal on both pattern and fabric!

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    1. Thank you! Some would not be seen in something so cheap.

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  2. Beautiful as always! I love the hair too.
    www.chicfromhair2toe.com

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    1. Thank you! Yes, the hair is a gift. He knew I love blond and when I couldn't dye it anymore, I was granted these locks.

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  3. Another masterpiece! You are always so stylish and well put together, plus beautiful color
    on you.

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  4. Gorgeous color--love that asymmetrical front closing!

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    1. Thanks! The asymmetrical front is why I couldn't pass it up.

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  5. love love love the red! & that's a good color for you as well, very nicely done Dot!

    Helen

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  6. What a beautiful jacket.. Love the pattern.. Your red fabric was just perfect for this gorgeous outfit..Looks so pretty on you.

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  7. I love the diagonal line on the front of the jacket - very flattering and on trend as well :)

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  8. Gorgeous jacket Dorothy! And the red is a beautiful shade for you! I think the skirt length you chose is also very flattering!

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  9. Fabulous! You look beautiful in red!

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  10. Thank you! It's an exciting color.

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